The Arts Society Rutland
Programme for 2017 and AGM      Click here for minutes to the 2016 AGM Thursday 16th November 2017 The Most Infamous Family in History : The Borgias Sarah Dunant BA MA DLitt Murder, poison, corruption and incest: all perfect ingredients for sensational popular culture. But in an age known for its brutality and church corruption were the Borgias really so bad? This lecture reveals the real family that dominated the Papacy and Italian politics during the last decade of the 15th century: the charismatic figure of Pope Alexander VI, living inside his sumptuously decorated apartments, the career of his son, Cesare, cardinal, general, employer of Da Vinci and the model for Machiavelli’s The Prince, and the journey of Lucrezia Borgia from “the greatest whore in Rome” to a devout and treasured duchess of the city Ferrara. Sometimes truth is more intoxicating than myth. Painting by John Collier, "A glass of wine with Caesar Borgia", from left: Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia, Pope Alexander, and a young man holding an empty glass. The House of Borgia The History of the Family Monday 18th December 2017 (additional payment required) The Christmas Story through paintings at the National Gallery Caroline MacDonald-Haig MITG Dip Hist of Art The Christmas period is the time when Christians celebrate their joy at the birth of Jesus. They believe that his birth fulfilled the Old Testament promise that a Messiah, Christ, would be born. The story of the Nativity, first told in the New Testament gospels of Saint Matthew and Saint Luke, has inspired artists to create some of the most affectionate, gentle and intimate images, which can be enjoyed by everyone. The paintings help to bring to life the story of the family’s struggle to deliver the child and keep him safe from harm, inviting us to share the emotions and joyous celebrations of the original Christmas. Gossaert, The Adoration of the Kings, 1510-15 Follow the Christmas story through paintings at the National Gallery via their web site. For further details and a booking form for this event please click here. Please return your downloaded form and cheque to Gay Woodley - if you cannot download please put your details on a piece of paper and return to Gay in the usual way. The Christmas party is to be held on Monday, 18th December, 2017, 7.00 for 7.45pm at the Glatman Theatre, Stockerstone Road, Uppingham.   This will be our last Christmas event (for next year our 30th anniversary we have planned a Summer lecture and lunch). Web site created and maintained by Janet Groome, Handshake Computer Training
Programme for 2017 Thursday 16th November 2017 The Most Infamous Family in History : The Borgias Sarah Dunant BA MA DLitt Murder, poison, corruption and incest: all perfect ingredients for sensational popular culture. But in an age known for its brutality and church corruption were the Borgias really so bad?  Monday 18th December 2017 The Christmas Story through paintings at the National Gallery Caroline MacDonald-Haig MITG Dip Hist of Art The Christmas period is the time when Christians celebrate their joy at the birth of Jesus. They believe that his birth fulfilled the Old Testament promise that a Messiah, Christ, would be born. Gossaert, The Adoration of the Kings, 1510-15 The paintings help to bring to life the story of the family’s struggle to deliver the child and keep him safe from harm, inviting us to share the emotions and joyous celebrations of the original Christmas. For further details and a booking form for this event please click here. Please return your downloaded form and cheque to Gay Woodley - if you cannot download please put your details on a piece of paper and return to Gay in the usual way.
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The Arts Society Rutland