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Please find all Hattie's past and upcoming events below:
- Fri, Jan 12Jan 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMTRichmond Library Annexe (and online), Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UKFounder & 1st President of the RA, his Grand Manner style looked at art of the past, to create idealised portraits of the British aristocracy. With little tradition in England for homegrown artists, Reynolds obtained royal patronage to train British artists & display their works annually. more below
- On DemandOn DemandRecorded lectureThe elevation of LouisXIII hunting lodge outside Paris into the Palace of Versailles -the most magnificent of palaces- was done on the back of Nicholas Fouquet, Superintent of Finances, overstepping his position. See below for more on this talk covering who &what was involved in Versailles' creation
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded TalkIn this talk we will trace Berthe Morisot's biography, her influences and the development of her style, and discuss how Morisot was able to thrive within the most radical group of artists, The Impressionists, in 19th century Paris. More info below.
- On DemandOn DemandOnline recorded lectureThis lecture will give you an overview of the objects imported to Europe from Asia from the 16th century. We will look at textiles, furniture and porcelain and discuss their impact on European interiors, dress and artistic movements.
- On DemandOn DemandOnline recorded lectureThe Marchand Merciers of Paris provided the wealthy aristocrats of France with luxury goods. From small shops merchants sold exquisite & costly objects often imported from Asia but given a distinct French taste. We'll discuss the importance of women patrons like Mm de Pompadour & Marie Antoinette.
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded LectureMarco Polo bought the 1st tiny example of porcelain to Europe in the 13th century. This tiny exquisite object, so unlike European ceramics precipitated the pursuit of European-made porcelain which would pre-occupy powerful men, potters & scientists for centuries. more info below
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded LectureMillais' talent gained him entry to the RA schools at the age of 11. At 19, he rejected a dazzling academic career in favour of the aims of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, which he would eventually abandon as well. More info below
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarPoussin's great multi-figured paintings are beautifully composed, highly coloured evocations of classical & religous subjects. They can be a little daunting and it is heartening to know that even Poussin's learned patrons sometimes struggled with their meaning! Join Hattie as she guides us through.
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarArt produced in the 15th century by Spanish artists blends fierce images of conquest with precise Netherlandish techniques of oil paint and the gold ground background to glorify the power of the church. Hattie will look at The Reconquista, the Inquisition, and Isabella's court painters.
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarForced conversions, expulsions & the Inquisition carried out in the name of the Catholic Church required powerful religious images highlighting the suffering of Christ & His martyrs. This provided significant opportunities for artists like ElGreco, Zurbaran, Ribera, Sanchez-Cotan and Fernadez.
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarSeville flourished as a centre of the arts. Here Murillo created soft religious images of the Holy Family replacing drama with domesticity, and Velázquez started a career in which his subject matter, technique & composition broke with conventions.
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarGoya's artworks show his personal approvals & dislikes, and his despair with Spanish politics. While Joaquín Sorolla focusses on leisure beautiful Spanish coastal scenes, reflecting a Spain on the brink of a new era.
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarThis talk will focus on artists who settled in & around Newlyn, Cornwall, at the end of the 19th c. and who were inspired by French landscape paintings of the "Barbizon" school, their subjects & techniques. Painting outside in the glorious Cornish light they captured the every day.
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarIn 1928 artist Ben Nicholson met local St.Ives artist & fisherman Alfred Wallis, whose naive works had a profound effect on him. Nicholson & his wife Barbara Hepworth soon moved to st.Ives. Attracting other artists st.Ives became an artist colony and the centre for modern & abstract British Art.
- On DemandOn DemandOnline On Demand WebinarVan Gogh's style is instantly recognisable and his tragic life-story has inspired films, books and songs. This talk will discuss the work carried out by his young widowed sister in law, Joanna, who played a key role in the appreciation of Vincent's work and whose collection forms the Van Gogh Museum
- On DemandOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarIt is extremely rare for an old master painting to remain in its original frame. This talk will look at the evolution of the picture frame, from the gothic "engaged" frame, to the renaissance "tabernacle" frame, French carved & gilded frames to the artist's designed frames of the 19th & 20th cent.
- Time is TBDTime is TBDOnline On Demand WebinarVan Gogh produced over 900 paintings & 1000 works on paper in his short career. His close relationship with his brother Theo, is documented in a series of letters. Drawing on these letters we will trace Vincent's career and and artistic development and his tragic descent into mental illness.
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