Our Study Mornings are now being held in the Duke Street Church, Richmond TW9 1DH which is a 4-minute walk from Richmond Railway Station and there are many buses that stop outside the station and The Quadrant. Registration is at 10am and the first lecture starts at 10.30am. Study mornings usually finish at about 1pm and there are lots of places to go for lunch with friends afterwards.
We may also be presenting our study days online on Zoom and YouTube as two 60-minute talks with a 30-minute break between the two. If so, the links will be emailed out the day before.
Guests and friends are especially welcome to join us. If you would like to come to any study day please email Richard@Lebus.net and he will send you the Zoom/YouTube links together with payment details.
Tuesday 31 May 2022
Lucrezia Walker on The Golden Age of Dutch Art
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The Modern Art Market began in 17th century Holland where travellers to the Low Countries observed that there were more artists than butchers in Amsterdam! Lucrezia explains what drove this new market in this new republic of the Dutch Golden Age.
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Helen Rufus-Ward on Byzantium and the Mosaics of Ravenna
The study morning reveals the diverse richness of Byzantine decorative arts. The first lecture explores the fascinating story of Byzantine Empire through a myriad of amazing objects – sculpture, architecture, wall paintings, mosaics, enamels, crown jewels, stolen treasures, silverware and ivory carvings. The second lecture will focus on Ravenna and its magnificent mosaics.
Tuesday 14 February 2023
Susan Kay-Williams on The Gobelin and Mortlake Tapestries and How They Were Made
Susan will look at the making of tapestries and their development as an art form with a more detailed look at the Gobelins Tapestry Factory in Paris and the Mortlake Tapestry Works.
Wednesday 31 May 2023
Jo Walton on Italian Baroque Sculpture: Bernini and Canova
Wednesday 25 October 2023
Details to follow