Join us for art history lectures by Nick Pearson and learn about some of the great gallery collections without leaving Ealing! In this series of lectures Nick starts with the Turner Collection, followed by the permanent collection at the Uffizi Gallery.
Lecture Topics :
- 21 November : J M W Turner
- 28 November : Uffizi Gallery Part l
- 5 December : Uffizi Gallery Part ll
Fee : £10 per person includes light refreshments
21 November : J M W Turner
During this lecture Nick takes us to the Clore Gallery, Tate Britain and the National Gallery which is currently home to two Turner artworks on loan from the Frick Collection. Part of the Turner on Tour exhibition these paintings will be on show until February 2023.
Turner’s Romantic period vision of the power of nature is breath-taking. Johnathon Jones of The Guardian said of one of his seascapes; “You need a life jacket just to look at it!”
During this tour of the largest collection in the world of arguably Britain’s greatest painter you’ll be able to trace the influences and development of this intense, original and influential artist. He did his best and most memorable work when he was in his sixties!
28 November : Uffizi Gallery Part l
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the world’s oldest and most important art museums. Centuries before it was officially opened to the public the Medici family’s collection was open to visitors on request. It is mentioned in a 1591 guide to Florence as ‘amongst the most supremely beautiful sights in the world’.
Nowadays, the core of its collection includes works from the 13th to the 18th centuries and has the world’s most impressive collection of Renaissance art from the 15th and 16th centuries. We shall take in the gallery’s vast collection in two parts, which are roughly chronological.
Part l covers art from the 13th century up until the High Renaissance in Italy and the Northern Renaissance.
5 December : Uffizi Gallery Part ll
Part II begins with the High Renaissance in Italy and the Northern Renaissance and ends with 17th- and 18th-century art.
Looking forward to exploring the great gallery collections with you.