BEGINNING ON 26th MARCH, WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR MEETINGS ON THE 4TH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.
The Arts Society Pewsey Vale committee
We really do need a volunteer or perhaps two to organise visits for our members and guests.
This role can be done by one or two people. It is one of the most enjoyable roles in the Society - seeking out interesting places to visit and there would be plenty of help and advice available.
Currently, we have three visits a year - however, if we don't have any volunteers to do this role, there will be no visits for 2020 and beyond.
Please contact Tricia Duncan if you would like to know more about being Visits Secretary. T: 01672 810443 / email@example.com
Our AGM will take place on Monday 10th December at 7:15pm, prior to the lecture.
Painting by Mary Swanzy
Monday 10 December 2018
Female Artists from Britain and Ireland
This talk story by Grant Ford looks at female artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.
He will discuss the difficulties of becoming a successful female painter in both Britain and Ireland during both centuries and he will look at some of the extraordinary, innovative and creative paintings and works of art that were produced by these incredible women.
Of particular note will be narrative paintings from the 19th century that illustrate poverty, domestic life, industrialisation and social divide.
TUESDAY 5 MARCH 2019
2000 YEARS OF EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE
- AN ENGINEERS' PERSPESPECTIVE
with John Sherlock
A wonderful day covering architecture of the classical period, medieval period and then Renaissance and Revival
The day will be in three sessions:
Session 1: Classical Period: Ancient Greek and Roman domination resulting in the five orders of architecture.
Session 2: Medieval Period: Byzantine style gives way to truly pan - European "Romanesque'. Then Western European builders discovered the pointed arch and the Gothic style was established.
Session 3: Renaissance and Revival: Return of classical Paladin, Baroque and Rococo. Upheaval of 17/18C and Industrial revolution bought newer styles.
George IV is arguably the most magnificent of British monarchs and formed an unrivalled collection of art, much of which remains in the Royal Collection.
As Prince of Wales and, from 1820, magnificent king, he purchased paintings, metalwork, textiles, furniture, watercolours, books and ceramics in vast numbers, many of these works by the finest artists of the day. Bringing together Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, magnificent portraits by Sir Thomas Lawrence and Sir Joshua Reynolds, delicate French porcelain, intricate goldsmiths' work and elegant books and drawings, this exhibition will present George IV's life through the art that enriched his world.
Tate Britain, London
One of the last Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries
This exhibition – his first solo show at Tate since 1933 - charts Burne-Jones’s rise from an outsider with little formal art training to one of the most influential British artists of the late 19th century.
With over 150 objects, it will bring together major works from across his career for the first time in generations. Highlights include some of his best loved works, such as his huge paintings telling the dream
Explore the history of magic over eight centuries in this immersive and thought-provoking exhibition. The intriguing objects on display show how our ancestors used magical thinking to cope with the unpredictable world around them. They range from the fantastical and macabre (a unicorn’s horn, a human heart encased in lead), the beautiful and mysterious (exquisitely engraved rings to bind a lover and medieval books of ritual magic), to the deeply moving confessions of women accused of witchcraft.
A Palladian house set in 260 acres of landscaped parkland
The state apartments contain exceptional plasterwork, original furniture and furnishings, family portraits from the 15th to the 19th century, and a dressing room devoted to the 18th-century society artist Lady Diana Spencer.
Don't miss the intriguing 17th-century painted window by Abraham Van Linge depicting over 100 pieces of exquisitely painted glass figures, flowers, tiny flies and even an elephant.
Gainsborough & the Theatre
The Holburne Museum, Bath
Until 20 January 2019
The world of 18th-century theatre is illuminated through Gainsborough’s art and friendships