Art History Mornings at The Beecroft (Nov. 2019): Art in Europe, 1914-18

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery
Saturday 30th November, 10.30am-12.30pm
with Dr ML Banting

Art
Europe
1914-1918
War & Revolution
London, Zurich, Moscow

Join us at The Beecroft Art Gallery to discuss the art that was made during the tumultuous and tragic years of The Great War.
We’ll cross Europe: from war artists working in London, to the Dada group and the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, then on to Moscow and the avant-garde artists of the Russian Revolution.

Hugo Ball
Hugo Ball performing at The Cabaret Voltaire, 1916.

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 chasingtales@rocketmail.com or via twitter @TheCommonViewer

 

These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.

Words & Pictures Book Club (Nov 2019) – A.S. Byatt’s “The Children’s Book” (part ii)

Byatt

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.

Monday 11th November
2-4pm
The Gleneagles Tea Room

At our November meeting we’ll discuss the second half of AS Byatt’s “The Children’s Book”. Set in the Edwardian era, we follow the lives of numerous characters that surround the famous author Olive Wellwood and explore the cultural make-up of Europe before the impending horrors of the Great War.

Gleneagles Tea Rooms

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

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

 

The Words & Pictures Book Group: October 2019 – AS Byatt’s “The Children’s Book” (part one).

The Words & Pictures Book Club

Monday 14th October 2019, 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.

Byatt

At our October meeting we’ll discuss AS Byatt’s “The Children’s Book”. Set in the Edwardian era, we follow the lives of numerous characters that surround the famous author Olive Wellwood and explore the cultural make-up of Europe before the impending horrors of the Great War.

We will study the book across two meetings: in October we will reach Chapter 27 or thereabouts; then take the second half of the novel into our November book club.

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

All welcome but please email me to reserve your place: chasingtales@rocketmail.com

Gleneagles Guesthouse
5-6 Clifftown Parade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1DP

Gleneagles Tea Rooms

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft: October 2019 – The Vorticists

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery

Saturday 26th October, 10.30am-12.30pm

with Dr ML Banting

 The Vorticists

Our explorations of Post-Impressionist and the waves of Cubism / Futurism that extended across Europe in the years just prior to the Great War now come to London and The Vorticist group – perhaps one of the most radical art movements in British Art History. Led by Wyndham Lewis who set up the Rebel Art Centre and launched Blast magazine, the group’s paintings are near-abstract in seeking to represent the speed and movement of urban modernity.

Kermesse

Image: The Dancers (Study for Kermesse) by Wyndham Lewis

[1912; Manchester Art Gallery; c/o artuk.org]

 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 chasingtales@rocketmail.com or via twitter @TheCommonViewer

These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.