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Sarah Jaffray

Please find below some of Sarah's events for Art Historical London, upcoming and recordings. 

Sarah Jaffray for AHL
  • The Femme Fatale in late 19th century art
    The Femme Fatale in late 19th century art
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay
    Sep 13, 2024, 11:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Sep 13, 2024, 11:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Who is the femme fatale & why was ‘she’ so popular in fin de siècle Europe? This talk will explore the image & idea of her in art and popular culture. Incl the work of Munch, Klimt, Oscar Wilde and Sarah Bernhardt we think about the attraction and disgust associated with the most corrupted women.
  • Museum Visit: The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Art
    Museum Visit: The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Art
    National Gallery London
    Sep 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Sep 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    This talk will explore the theory of the Cult of the Virgin, its iconography and the forms associated with the Virgin Mary at the Natioanl Gallery London. more info below
  • Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Goddess
    Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Goddess
    On Demand
    This talk introduces Tamara de Lempicka's life, art, her clients & her art deco lifestyle! more info below
  • Kathe Kollwitz and her printmaking methods
    Kathe Kollwitz and her printmaking methods
    Online recorded lecture
    On Demand
    On Demand
    In the work of Käthe Kollwitz, it is hard to see anything but the subject. Dramatic and, more often than not, harrowing, Kollwitz’s subjects demand our attention. We'll be focusing on her innovative & ever-evolving printmaking practice, embedded in experimentation & German art theory of the time.
  • Hokusai’s influence
    Hokusai’s influence
    Online Recorded Lecture
    On Demand
    On Demand
    Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎) was a prolific artist whose influence has stretched across international borders & centuries. This talk will introduce his artistic practice and some of his most famous artworks before discussing his impact on art in the West, particularly the work of Monet and Van Gogh.
  • Surrealist Women: not muse, not object
    Surrealist Women: not muse, not object
    Online Recorded talk
    On Demand
    On Demand
    Women artists have often been misunderstood as secondary members of the surrealist movement. Re-examining surrealism shows us that women artists were an integral part of the movement. This talk introduces the work of these women. more info below
  • Women’s work: lace, prints and painting in 16th century Europe
    Women’s work: lace, prints and painting in 16th century Europe
    On Demand
    This is the story of 1 of the most influential designers of 16th century Europe: Isabella Parasole. Her drawings contributed to scientific knowledge; her printmaking was famed & her lace designs shaped European fashion. more info below
  • The History of Fakes
    The History of Fakes
    Online recorded webinar
    On Demand
    On Demand
    This talk gives a brief history of fakes in European art history. We consider the important place of fakes in the history of art and explore how they can be used to understand artistic influence, the sociability of art and art market value.
  • The well-trained eye?
    The well-trained eye?
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    On Demand
    Connoisseurship is at the heart of art history, but is that a good thing? This talk defines concepts of the connoisseur and how connoisseurship changes the way we look at art and the authority of the expert. We explore these ideas by looking at case studies related to Leonardo and Caravaggio.
  • Famous forgers
    Famous forgers
    Recorded webinar lecture
    On Demand
    On Demand
    Forgery is an art form that includes serious research, technical skill and absolute confidence. This talk explores the art and working practice of famous forgers, looking at both the how and why behind their creations.
  • Rethinking Mary Cassatt
    Rethinking Mary Cassatt
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    On Demand
    Typically cast as the sentimental 'painter of motherhood', Cassatt has recently been reconsidered as an early feminist. This talk examines her subjects and painting style as critical explorations of women’s spaces, confined and assigned by society in fin de siècle Paris.
  • Henry Moore: Drawing the War
    Henry Moore: Drawing the War
    Online On demand Lecture
    Time is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Although Moore is best known as a sculptor, he was a prolific draughtsman and believed drawing to be central to his art practice and understanding of the natural world. This talk will provide a general introduction to Moore’s use of drawing before focusing in on his famous WWII ‘Shelter Series’.
  • Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Goddess
    Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Goddess
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay
    May 10, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    May 10, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    This talk introduces Tamara de Lempicka's life, art, her clients & her art deco lifestyle! more info below
  • Kathe Kollwitz and her printmaking methods
    Kathe Kollwitz and her printmaking methods
    Hybrid: online or in person at:
    Jun 02, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
    Jun 02, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
    In the work of Käthe Kollwitz, it is hard to see anything but the subject. Dramatic and, more often than not, harrowing, Kollwitz’s subjects demand our attention. We'll be focusing on her innovative & ever-evolving printmaking practice, embedded in experimentation & German art theory of the time.
  • Hokusai’s influence
    Hokusai’s influence
    Online Lecture
    Jan 23, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Jan 23, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎) was a prolific artist whose influence has stretched across international borders & centuries. This talk will introduce his artistic practice and some of his most famous artworks before discussing his impact on art in the West, particularly the work of Monet and Van Gogh.
  • Surrealist Women: not muse, not object
    Surrealist Women: not muse, not object
    Whittaker Suite, The Old Town Hall
    Jun 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
    Jun 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
    Women artists have often been misunderstood as secondary members of the surrealist movement. Re-examining surrealism shows us that women artists were an integral part of the movement. This talk introduces the work of these women. more info below
  • Women’s work: lace, prints and painting in 16th century Europe
    Women’s work: lace, prints and painting in 16th century Europe
    Whittaker Suite, The Old Town Hall
    Jun 10, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
    Jun 10, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
    This is the story of 1 of the most influential designers of 16th century Europe: Isabella Parasole. Her drawings contributed to scientific knowledge; her printmaking was famed & her lace designs shaped European fashion. more info below
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