Online Talks and Lectures

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



New Online talks for 2021



Friday March 5th @11am


Painter of Montmartre

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa

(24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901)

  French painterprintmakerdraughtsman, and illustrator whose immersion in the colorful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant, and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, affairs of those times.

This talk will outline the life, times, achievements and legacy of this extraordinary artist .The main focus will be his time in Paris and how  Lautrec illustrated the life of Montmartre. He was inspired to create work that shed a light on the cabarets, the performers, dancers and the prostitutes, who lived and worked in this area of Paris renowned for it's loose morals and where many Parisians came to seek their pleasures.  

This will be a live online talk and it will NOT be recored

 To register for this lecture click on the link below (blue) and complete the registration details. You will receive confirmation and a link to join the talk from Zoom

Friday March 12th @11am

Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in Rome for most of his artistic life. During the final four years of his life he moved between NaplesMalta, and Sicily until his death. His paintings combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, which had a formative influence on Baroque painting

Caravaggio employed close physical observation with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro. He made the technique a dominant stylistic element, darkening shadows and transfixing subjects in bright shafts of light. Caravaggio vividly expressed crucial moments and scenes. He worked rapidly, with live models, preferring to forgo drawings and work directly onto the canvas. His influence on the new Baroque style was profound. It can be seen directly or indirectly in the work of numerous artists in the last four centuries.  He developed a considerable name as an artist, and as a violent, touchy and provocative man. Caravaggio's dangerous appetite for sex and violence led to him spending much of his life on the run from numerous authorities 

To find out more about Caravaggio the Painter and the Man come and join us on March 12th at 11am

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