The Words and Pictures Book Club (May 2019): Victoria Finlay’s “Colour”

Words & Pictures
Book Club

“Colour: Travels through the Paintbox” by Victoria Finlay

Monday 13th May 2018, 2-4pm
Gleneagles Tea Rooms

Join us for the Words & Pictures book club where we will be reading and discussing novels in which visual art and artists are relevant to the narrative.
At our May meeting we’ll look at Victoria Finlay’s “Colour”, a research travel-narrative discovering the meanings and uses of colours through the ages and across the world.

Finlay - Colour

Exciting, richly informative, and always surprising, ‘Colour’ lifts the lid on the historical palette and unearths an astonishing wealth of stories about the quest for colours, and our efforts to understand them.
Victoria Finlay’s “Colour” is published by Hodder & Stoughton, 2003.

Words & Pictures meets monthly 2-4pm in the glorious surrounds of the Gleneagles Tea Rooms
– where there is tea and cake a-plenty!

Gleneagles Tea Rooms

All welcome but please email me to reserve your place:
Gleneagles Guesthouse
5-6 Clifftown Parade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1DP

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft (May 2019): On or Around 1910, Post-Impressionism comes to Britain.


Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery

Saturday 25th May 2019, 10.30am-12.30pm

with Dr ML Banting

 On or Around 1910:

Post-Impressionist Colour comes to Britain

Post-Impressionism 1910

Join us to discuss Roger Fry’s “Manet and the Post-Impressionists” exhibition, which caused such a furore in London, 1910.

The works of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and others riled the critics who saw it as marking the end of civilisation.

Today we’ll look at the impact of Post-Impressionism among the artists of Bloomsbury and Camden Town within a broader cultural and political spectrum, in particular the women’s suffrage movement’s use of symbolic colour.


Meetings are held 10.30am – 12.30pm in the Beecroft Gallery lecture theatre.
Each talk costs £10 and includes tea/coffee (biscuits!)
For further information please contact Mark Banting by email or via twitter @TheCommonViewer
These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.