Online Talks and Lectures

For information and access to online illustrated talks, please see below                                      



New Online talks for 2021



FRIDAY JUNE 18th  @11am

J.M.W Tuner - The Later Years

In Turner's later years, he used oils ever more transparently and turned to an evocation of almost pure light by use of shimmering colour. The intensity of hue and interest in evanescent light placed Turner's work in the vanguard of English painting. In many of these later paintings the objects are barely recognisable. He is often regarded as a precursor of abstract painting.


Come and join us for the last online talk of the series as we celebrate Turner’s astonishing creative flowering in these later years when he produced many of his finest pictures but was also controversial and unjustly misunderstood.

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THE Vienna Secession (3)


The 14th Secessionist exhibition was held in 1902 to celebrate the great composer. It centre piece was a monumental polychrome sculpture by Max Klinger but today it is best remembered for Klimt's mural created as temporary decoration around the main exhibition hall. This large painting (112x7ft) the 'Beethoven Frieze' will be examined in detail.


Come and join us for the third instalment of The Vienna Secession.

We will look at the Beethoven Exhibition of 1902 and have a detailed look at and attempt to decipher Klimt's large mural known as the Beethoven Frieze

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The next one of the monthly sessions on the Vienna Secession will be Saturday 24th July, more details coming soon