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Kicking and Screaming: A Brief Story of Post-War British Art However we hope to have Linda back at a later date to deliver this lecture. We will continue to monitor the situation with regard to the future lectures. Please keep checking back with this web site for the latest news. April 16 Douglas Skeggs David Hockney: The Old Master of Modern Art From the early sixties, when he left the Royal College of Art more famous than his teachers, Hockney’s paintings have shown a charm and humour that sets them apart from others of his generation. A naturally gifted draftsman, his love of ingenious visual devices has led him to experiment with a whole range of techniques, from stage design to coloured paper making. From the early abstract expressionist images, through his famous Californian scenes of swimming pools to the photo-montages of the mid-eighties, this lecture follows the career of an artist whose wit and imagination has never faltered. Click here for David Hockney’s own web site Exhibition: David Hockney : Drawing from Life is on at The National Portrait Gallery London from 27th February - 28th June. We will continue to monitor the situation with regard to the future lectures. Please keep checking back with this web site for the latest news. May 21 Julian Richards Inspired by Stonehenge Stonehenge is the most celebrated and sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the British Isles. This lecture explains why Stonehenge must be regarded as architectural in its layout and construction, embodying techniques that for centuries convinced antiquarians that it could not have been built by ‘primitive’ ancient Britons but must be a product of ‘sophisticated’ Romans. We then explore how, over the last two centuries, this iconic structure has inspired painters, potters and poets. Blake, Turner, Constable and Moore are amongst those who have all been drawn to this magnificent ruin, resulting in a diverse catalogue of images and impressions. Finally, we will look at Stonehenge as a global icon and how it’s instantly recognisable stones now grace tea towels in Wiltshire, phone cards in Japan and stamps from Bhutan. Stonehenge with farm carts, c. 1885 unrestored image Click here for the English Heritage web site on Stonehenge.
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