The Arts Society Rutland
Programme for 2022/3 If you have not been receiving email newsletters recently from the society please contact Janet Groome on janet2280@googlemail.com so we can add your email address to the mailing. Coffee will be available from 10.15 with Hugh the Membership Secretary ready at the desk to welcome you as you come in and register and I hope you will enjoy meeting up with friends before the talk.  Please note new venue 15 September 2022 to be at The Raven in Corby, 63 Rockingham Road, NN17 1AG Stella Grace Lyons The Glasgow Boys and their Triumph over the ‘Edinburgh Glue-pots’. During the 19th Century, Glasgow was known as the ‘Second City of the British Empire’. It was a vibrant place, a city which was growing – both industrially and culturally. It was within this innovative environment that the Glasgow Boys were born. The ‘Boys’ were a group of around 20 young artists who revolutionised Scottish painting by bringing it into the mainstream of European art. They carved their own, distinctive path rebelling against the elitist, Edinburgh dominated art scene and the artists they termed the ‘Glue Pots’. This talk explores their diverse, modern and inventive work. 20 October 2022 to be at The Raven in Corby, 63 Rockingham Road, NN17 1AG Nicole Mezey The End of Shadows: Light and the Painter Symbolic, illuminating, awe inspiring – light is a vital tool of the artist. The brooding moods of Rembrandt, the dappled pastures of Constable, the reflections of Impressionism, the symbolism of haloes and divine radiance - all would be impossible without the emotional and physical effects of light. From the gold of medieval altarpieces to photography, techniques and materials capture its rich and subtle possibilities. 17 November 2022 to be at The Raven in Corby, 63 Rockingham Road, NN17 1AG Ian Swankie Thomas Heatherwick- A Modern Leonardo? The past decade has seen the meteoric rise of this extraordinarily versatile British designer with his acclaimed Olympic cauldron, the iconic new London bus and designs for a spectacular new HQ building for Google. Over the last twenty years the Heatherwick Studio has used an intriguing combination of curiosity and experimentation to produce a vast range of solutions to design challenges around the world. This talk looks at the problems presented, and the wonderfully creative ways in which Heatherwick and his team have responded. 19 January 2023 Sandy Burnett Misshapen Pearl: an Overview of Music of the Baroque March 2023 to be at The Raven in Corby, 63 Rockingham Road, NN17 1AG Raymond Warburton Gender and 20th Century British Sculpture: Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink This lecture explores gender in modern British sculpture through the lives and times of Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink. Hepworth is often overshadowed by Henry Moore and other male artists, which does a disservice to her work, where she took abstract sculpture to new levels of expressiveness and lyricism. These days her sculptures have a timeless quality to them, where form – and sometimes colour – take centre stage. Born a generation later, Frink ranks alongside Hepworth as a great British sculptor of the 20th century. The subjects for her work were usually birds, horses and men. In fact, she saw men as both heroes and villains, and her sculptures of fallen (male) angels, Greek warriors and a Dying King reflect this point of view. In doing so she was heavily influenced by wartime experiences and memories. She remained steadfastly figurative at a time when most sculptors – including Anthony Caro - embraced abstraction. The lecture argues that Hepworth’s abstract forms are ‘divine’; while Frink looked for the ‘divine’ in human form. During the lecture, there will a discussion of the opportunities and challenges faced by women artists, such as Hepworth and Frink, in an artworld often dominated by men. The lecture will be jargon-free with audience engagement, backed by high quality images. ****************
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Web site and mobile phone pages designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome Handshake Computer Training
Programme for 2022/3 If you have not been receiving emails recently from the society please contact Janet Groome on janet2280@googlemail.com so we can add your email address to the mailing. Coffee will be available from 10.15 with Hugh ready at the desk to welcome you as you come in and register and I hope you will enjoy meeting up with friends before the talk.  15 September 2022 The Raven in Corby, 63 Rockingham Road, NN17 1AG Stella Grace Lyons The Glasgow Boys and their Triumph over the ‘Edinburgh Glue-pots’. During the 19th Century, Glasgow was known as the ‘Second City of the British Empire’. It was a vibrant place, a city which was growing – both industrially and culturally. It was within this innovative environment that the Glasgow Boys were born. The ‘Boys’ were a group of around 20 young artists who revolutionised Scottish painting by bringing it into the mainstream of European art. They carved their own, distinctive path rebelling against the elitist, Edinburgh dominated art scene and the artists they termed the ‘Glue Pots’. This talk explores their diverse, modern and inventive work. 20 October 2022 The Raven in Corby, 63 Rockingham Road, NN17 1AG Nicole Mezey The End of Shadows: Light and the Painter Symbolic, illuminating, awe inspiring – light is a vital tool of the artist. The brooding moods of Rembrandt, the dappled pastures of Constable, the reflections of Impressionism, the symbolism of haloes and divine radiance - all would be impossible without the emotional and physical effects of light. From the gold of medieval altarpieces to photography, techniques and materials capture its rich and subtle possibilities. 17 November 2022 The Raven in Corby, 63 Rockingham Road, NN17 1AG Ian Swankie Thomas Heatherwick- A Modern Leonardo? The past decade has seen the meteoric rise of this extraordinarily versatile British designer with his acclaimed Olympic cauldron, the iconic new London bus and designs for a spectacular new HQ building for Google. Over the last twenty years the Heatherwick Studio has used an intriguing combination of curiosity and experimentation to produce a vast range of solutions to design challenges around the world. This talk looks at the problems presented, and the wonderfully creative ways in which Heatherwick and his team have responded. 19 January 2023 Sandy Burnett Misshapen Pearl: an Overview of Music of the Baroque March 2023 to be at The Raven in Corby, 63 Rockingham Road, NN17 1AG Raymond Warburton Gender and 20th Century British Sculpture: Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink This lecture explores gender in modern British sculpture through the lives and times of Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink. Hepworth is often overshadowed by Henry Moore and other male artists, which does a disservice to her work, where she took abstract sculpture to new levels of expressiveness and lyricism. These days her sculptures have a timeless quality to them, where form – and sometimes colour – take centre stage. Born a generation later, Frink ranks alongside Hepworth as a great British sculptor of the 20th century. The subjects for her work were usually birds, horses and men. In fact, she saw men as both heroes and villains, and her sculptures of fallen (male) angels, Greek warriors and a Dying King reflect this point of view. In doing so she was heavily influenced by wartime experiences and memories. She remained steadfastly figurative at a time when most sculptors – including Anthony Caro - embraced abstraction. The lecture argues that Hepworth’s abstract forms are ‘divine’; while Frink looked for the ‘divine’ in human form. During the lecture, there will a discussion of the opportunities and challenges faced by women artists, such as Hepworth and Frink, in an artworld often dominated by men. The lecture will be jargon-free with audience engagement, backed by high quality images. ****************
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