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Ancient Greece & Rome

  • Heavenly Blues:  Mineral Colours in Ancient and Medieval Art.
    Heavenly Blues:  Mineral Colours in Ancient and Medieval Art.
    This lecture will provide an overview of different mineral & chemical blues, their role in trade, and a focus on the finer points of using precious Lapis Lazuli as a pigment.
  • Masters of Landscape Painting: Claude Lorraine
    Masters of Landscape Painting: Claude Lorraine
    Often named in the same sentence as his contemporary Poussin as they are both distinguished exponents of the French classical baroque style, it was Claude who focuses on the study of nature and the exploration of light while minimizing the role humans play in this. more info below
  • Ancient Greece, an introduction
    Ancient Greece, an introduction
    Greek art appears very similar and recognizable to art as we know it and has had a lasting influence on Western Art. Join us as we enjoy art for art sake, the importance of the artist, free standing sculpture, the glory of the human form and the lasting importance of Greek architecture.
  • Ancient Rome, an introduction
    Ancient Rome, an introduction
    The Romans unified Europe, adapting & integrating cultural influences from the people that surrounded + preceded them. They gave us arches, vaults and concrete, and consequently huge interior spaces. Portraiture & the commemoration of historical events make their debut.
  • Master Pieces: The Artemision Jockey
    Master Pieces: The Artemision Jockey
    The Jockey of Artemision is a large Hellenistic bronze statue of a young boy riding a horse, dated to c.140BC but possibly as early as 200BC. It is a rare surviving original bronze statue from Ancient Greece, and I'll be taking an hour to show you its marvels!
  • The Elgin Marbles: A History
    The Elgin Marbles: A History
    Please join Alan as he discusses How Lord Elgin Gained and Lost His Marbles! More information below.
  • THE ETERNAL STORIES, The Recurrence of Classical Mythology in European art
    THE ETERNAL STORIES, The Recurrence of Classical Mythology in European art
    Although the pagan religions of ancient Greece and Rome petered out centuries ago, their stories did not. This talk will address the significance of the classical myths for European artists from Titian to Kapoor. more info below
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