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. 

Wednesday 27 October 2021
Jacqueline Cockburn on Spanish Art in a Golden Age
This Study Morning will take you on a Spanish journey from Toledo to Seville and on to Madrid. We will explore El Greco and his art and relationship with the city of Toledo then move on to Velázquez who left Seville as a young boy to make his name in Madrid.  Our speaker, Jacqueline Cockburn, lectures at The Arts Society, the V&A, Christies Education and several other prestigious institutions. Her specialist field is Western European art from 1790 to 1950 and she has particular knowledge of both the art and literature of France and Spain. 

Wednesday 16 February 2022
Chris Alexander on The Silk Road
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We will explore the Silk Road through the lens of textiles and how wool, silk and cotton changed the fortunes, cultures and landscape of Central Asia and we will we examine how Central Asia came under Russian and Soviet influence and how art was used in propaganda, moulding and influencing the Muslim peoples now under Russian atheist rule. We will hear how independence of ‘the -stans’ has led to a resurgence in art and textiles, particularly the silk carpet workshop founded by Chris, reviving 15th century carpet design based on Persian illuminated manuscripts.

Tuesday 31 May 2022
Lucrezia Walker on The Age of Dutch Art
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.

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