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Live and Recorded talks relating to:

Women & Art

  • Yoko Ono: key moments in her extraordinary career
    Yoko Ono: key moments in her extraordinary career
    With ‘Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind exhibition at Tate Modern, on until 1 September 2024, it is time to dive into the live and work of this powerful artist and activist for world peace. more info below
  • Fashion & Makeup in European Art: Beautifying Throughout the Ages
    Fashion & Makeup in European Art: Beautifying Throughout the Ages
    Join us for a one hour introduction to the history of fashion and make up as depicted in European arts!
  • The Femme Fatale in late 19th century art
    The Femme Fatale in late 19th century art
    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.
  • Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Goddess
    Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Goddess
    This talk introduces Tamara de Lempicka's life, art, her clients & her art deco lifestyle! more info below
  • Weaving innovations and political entanglements
    Weaving innovations and political entanglements
    This talk by Sophie coincides with Unravel: The Power & Politics of Textiles in Art, 14/2 -26/5/24, Barbican, and will cover the plasticity and transformative potential of textiles as forces of resistance and healing! more info below
  • Picasso's Women: series of 3 lectures together
    Picasso's Women: series of 3 lectures together
    This bundles a series of 3 lectures Maria gave on Picasso's Women. In the 1st lecture we examine his life & passions. The 2nd session looks at his love affairs and marriage from 1900-43 and the 3rd will cover his partners from 1943-73.
  • John Singer Sargent and Fashion
    John Singer Sargent and Fashion
    Sargent was THE international star of the Gilded Age, most famous for his dramatic & stylish portraits of the elegant & wealthy. He brought his subjects to life and used fashion as a powerful tool to depict identity and personality. The lecture coincides with Tate exhibition, ‘Fashioned by Sargent'.
  • Love, sorrow and passion: Rubens' Women
    Love, sorrow and passion: Rubens' Women
    From his mother, to his wives, daughters, the Virgin Mary, and his many female patrons - women played an extremely important and deeply emotional role in Rubens' life. This talk will highlight them, quoting the current exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
  • Peggy Guggenheim, a collector with flair
    Peggy Guggenheim, a collector with flair
    Peggy Guggenheim was a progressive and forward-thinking patron & collector. Her singular career spanned the modern era, linking the Dada and Surrealist movements with Abstract Expressionism. Time for a talk on this extraordinary arts patron!
  • Berthe Morisot
    Berthe Morisot
    In 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.
  • Pioneering Female Photographers
    Pioneering Female Photographers
  • Little Luxuries: 18th century English Ceramics
    Little Luxuries: 18th century English Ceramics
    This week Hattie will show us the wonderful variety of ceramics produced in 18th century England: From Chelsea to Wedgewood!
  • Little Luxuries: 18th century Parisian Shopping
    Little Luxuries: 18th century Parisian Shopping
    The 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.
  • The Greatest Female Patrons in History: Isabella d'Este (1474–1539)
    The Greatest Female Patrons in History: Isabella d'Este (1474–1539)
    Known as the “Marchioness of Mantua”, Isabella was able to commission works by new & emerging artists. Mythological paintings and portraiture show off her personal interests & political power. These artists are now immortalized as some of the finest in history.
  • The Greatest Female Patrons in History: Catherine the Great (1729–1796)
    The Greatest Female Patrons in History: Catherine the Great (1729–1796)
    She reigned over a golden age of Russian culture, founding what would become the State Hermitage Museum and transforming St. Petersburg into one of Europe’s cultural centers. Started for political reasons, she becomes a knowledgeable and passionate collector owning 4,000 Old Master paintings.
  • Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of Queenship
    Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of Queenship
    This lecture (timed close to her birthday) looks at the queen's use of art, as a powerful device for propaganda, while the cult of Gloriana revered her as a goddess. A large part of Elizabeth's legacy is her captivating image!
  • Surrealist Women: not muse, not object
    Surrealist Women: not muse, not object
    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
  • American Women Collectors: Isabella Stewart Gardner, a Venetian fantasy in Boston
    American Women Collectors: Isabella Stewart Gardner, a Venetian fantasy in Boston
    Isabella developed an appreciation for the Italian Old Masters while traveling to her beloved Venice. She started collecting art creating one of the most astonishing private collections of Italian & European Art visible in the United States. Join this portrait of a remarkable female collector!
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