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March 2016

Special Interest Day ‘The Cult of the South Pacific – From Cook to Gaugin’

March 7, 2016
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Special Interest Day The Cult of the South Pacific - From Cook to Gaugin Lecturer - Leslie Primo We will chart the western obsession with the South Pacific through the eyes of Captain Cook and those who came before him, and through the eyes of the artists who accompanied these pioneering voyages into the 19th. and early 20th. centuries. with Gaugin's images. Artists such as William Hodges, Benjamin West, John Webber, John Cleverly and Paul Gaugin helped to perpetuate the…

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November 2016

King George III and King George IV: Two of the Greatest Royal Collectors

November 7, 2016

The day will be led by Oliver Everett   King George III was a discerning collector, patron of the Arts and Artists. He was also a keen architect who added the future Buckingham Palace to the Royal residences and re-inhabited Windsor Castle. King George IV was  passionately fond of lavish decoration and display. As Prince of Wales he built Brighton Pavilion; as a king he converted Buckingham House into Buckingham Palace , also making huge changes to Windsor Castle. He…

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November 2017

Vivaldi in Venice

November 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Vivaldi in Venice - a Special Interest Day led by Peter Medhurst   Vivaldi is the one Baroque composer whose music is a direct reflection of the city in which it was composed. Listen to a Vivaldi concerto and hey presto you are transported directly to the heart of 18th century Venice. The reasons for this are many – Vivaldi’s passion for colour, display and spectacle in his music; the unusual way in which Venice solved its problems with the…

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March 2018

Spanish Art – From El Greco to Picasso

March 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Spanish Art from El Greco to Picasso A Special Interest day led by Eveline Eaton. This talk traces the important role of the arts in Spain in the development of Western art. The master works of leading artists will be investigated. After El Greco comes 'the Golden Age of Spanish painting' with Velaquez, Zurburan and Murillo. Goya's work stood out during revolutionary times whilst the twentieth century saw the brilliant innovation of Dali, Miro and Picasso.

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November 2018

Visions of Enchanted lands : Chinoiserie in European Art and Design

November 5, 2018
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Study Day Monday November 5th 2018 Visions of Enchanted Lands: Chinoiserie in European Art and Design Lecturer Ms Anne Haworth BA (Hons) Lecturer at the V&A. Guide for private tours of the state Rooms and the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Lecturer in British Painting for American students resident in London. In Autumn 2002, catalogued collection of Chinese porcelain at Kensington Place. From 2001 – 2005, a committee member of the French Porcelain Society. From 1995-2002, was resident in Shanghai,…

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March 2019

Behind the Scenes of the Art World

March 4, 2019
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Behind the Scenes of the Art World A special Interest Day led by David Phillips Art galleries filled with reverential visitors present an image of order in the service of art, but then in the media we discover a very different art world, seething with greed and deception and mostly all about money. In this study day we go behind the scenes to look at both sides of the picture from three very different points of view. Income and Inspiration:…

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February 2020

The Houses of Parliament:1000 years of a British Icon

February 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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The Houses of Parliament: 1000 years of a British Icon  A study day with Caroline Shenton

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