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This page lists all of Maria's upcoming events with Art Historical London, and past events which are still available to watch for a small fee.
- On DemandOnline Recorded LectureOn DemandOnline Recorded LectureThe embroidered mantles of Paracas are known as some of the finest ever produced by Pre-Columbian societies. Please join Maria as she explains the wonderful stories surrounding these textiles. more info below.
- On DemandOnline Recorded LectureOn DemandOnline Recorded LectureAfter Realism & Naturalism, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Henri Matisse will break all the rules by applying furious pure colours deserving the mote “fauve” (wild beast) given by the art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Please join us to learn what happened in Paris after 1905. more info below
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarMaria will he take us to XIV century Mesoamerica when the so- called Mexica arrived at lake Texcoco and right in the middle of it founded the most extraordinary city of the ancient Americas: Tenochtitlan. We will cover its society, economy, fashion, religion and collapse.
- On DemandOnline recorded LectureOn DemandOnline recorded LectureThe concept of “motion-pictures” later called “cinema” was born during la Belle Époque. In 1892, the first “cinématographe” camera was invented by Leon Bouly. It was able to record, develop & project motion pictures. We will enjoy the oeuvre of those great pioneers in this 1 hour talk more inf below
- On DemandOnline Recorded LectureOn DemandOnline Recorded LectureDue to the political instability in Russia, many noblemen and aristocrats had to leave. Among them was the impresario Sergei Diaghilev who will become the father of Les Ballets Russes. A transformative force in music, dance and the visual arts, join Maria to explore! more info below
- On DemandOnline recorded LectureOn DemandOnline recorded LectureSince the Middle Ages, Paris was a centre of music production: choral music, ballets & operas were premiered in Paris. La Belle Epoque will bring a different perspective. Cabarets & bistros, casinos & music halls were opened for those “nouveau riches” who wanted to have fun. more info below
- On DemandOnline Recorded LectureOn DemandOnline Recorded LectureVictor Hugo said: “Anyone who contemplates the depths of Paris feels invaded by vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime”. La Belle Epoque will produce writers as dissimilar as Colette & Marcel Proust, inaugurating de so called “modernism” in literature.
- On DemandOnline Recorded LectureOn DemandOnline Recorded LectureFuturism is a movement with a manifesto written by poet & journalist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti who will be its engine, attracting many other Italian artists. In Britain, the Futurist movement became the Vorticist. Maria will introduce this often controversial movement. More info below
- On DemandOnline Recorded LectureOn DemandOnline Recorded LectureWe will go through the oeuvre of what Maria calls “The three great musketeers” of Cubism: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Juan Gris. We shall also analyse the influence of Cubism in art and architecture. more info below
- On DemandOnline Recorded LectureOn DemandOnline Recorded LectureA brief introduction to France at the end of the 19 th century: the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of Paris. The Second Industrial Revolution, its influence on the arts, crafts, sciences, industries. The birth of cabarets, bistros, music halls. New art, new music, new morals… new “nouveau riches”
- On DemandOnline Recorded LectureOn DemandOnline Recorded LectureThe Victorian Gaze: sexuality, morality and art is the topic of this new online talk by Maria. She'll be looking the difference between the naked and the nude and how photography changed it all! more information below
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarFrida's genes were half German & half Mexican. She could be considered a “mestiza”. Very proud of both her ancestries, as we can appreciate in her paintings, we'll go through her life from the point of view of her strong relationship with politics and Mexican traditions.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarUnder the influence of the Glasgow School of Art, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald produced what we know as the "Scotto continental" style and it was the result of a combination of celtic design, arts & crafts, Japonisme and French Art Nouveau.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarA movement which started in the 1920s as part of the political modernization of the country after the 1910 revolution, the murals were painted to send a strong message to the people, in order to reunify what we call today Mexico. Diego Rivera, D.A.Siqueiros & Clemente Orozco will all be discussed.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarHidden in the rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico, there are frescoes painted more than a millennia ago by unknown Mayan artists depicting the sophistication of the royal court: musicians, singers, noblemen, battles and more! A magical place, which we will thoroughly visit today.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarThe Glasgow Boys were a group of avant-garde Scottish artists who practice painting “en plein air”. Each developing individual styles Lavery was inclined to portrait the rich and famous including the Royal family…in this talk, Maria will analyse his techniques and enjoy his works.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarThis duo of eccentric artists, political activists and vibrant human beings will captivate the audience. Frida & Diego were both exceptional in so many ways! This will be a lecture about love, passion and art created by both of them in the first half of the 20th century.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarThe Chauvet Cave is considered the 1st masterpiece of mankind. It's estimated to be 36,000 years old and houses more than 1,000 drawings & engravings with animals the protagonists of the panels and frescoes represented. Rediscovered in 1994, Maria will show us some of its marvels.
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