News: Early 2017

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Talks, courses and tours for early 2017

I hope your New Year has kicked off very well. Here’s some art historical talks I’ll be giving in the forthcoming weeks that might be of interest.

Free guided tours at the National Gallery
4th Jan 11.30 and 2.30
More TBC soon.
No need to book. Just turn up.

Christie’s Art Circle, Term 2
Monday nights, 6.30 – 7.30 at Christie’s, New Brompton Road
One hour lectures on single works of art, chosen by me, that transformed western art.
More details, and how to book, here.
Subjects:
9 January – Tilman Riemenschneider, Holy Blood Altar (c1501)
16 January – Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne (c1520-3)
23 January – Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More (1527)
30 January – Jacopo Pontormo, Deposition of Christ (c1528)
6 February – Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, The Crucifixion of St Peter (1600-1)
13 February – Half Term
20 February – Peter Paul Rubens, The Arrival of Marie de’Medici (1622-4)
27 February – Diego Velazquez, Juan de Pareja (1649)
6 March – Gianlorenzo Bernini, The Blessed Ludovica Albertoni (1674)
13 March – Nicholas Poussin, Landscape with a Calm (1650-1) (taught by Aliki Braine)
20 March – Frans Hals, Banquet of the Officers of the St George Civic Guard (1616)

Sotheby’s Institute Short Course: Interpreting Contemporary Art
Consecutive Tuesdays; 31 January, 7, 14, 21, 28 February, 7 March, 6.30 – 7.45 at Sotheby’s Institute, Bedford Square
One hour lectures on ideas in international contemporary art.
More details, and how to book, here.

The Genius of Titian at the National Gallery
Consecutive Wednesday lunchtimes, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, March 1st, 8th, 1 – 1.30pm
A six part course examining the work of Titian in front of the real paintings.
Free. Details here.

Coming soon

America after the Fall at the Royal Academy (25th February – 4th June)
This will be one of the most interesting and politically relevant exhibitions of the year. American art in the years of the Great Depression, featuring both well-known names and artists barely shown outside of the US. I have written an Exhibition in Focus guide to the exhibition, a small publication on sale in the RA shop. You may still be able to get my publication on Abstract Expressionism there too. Details here.

Michelangelo and Sebastiano at the National Gallery (15th March – 25th June)
A very exciting show about collaboration, influence and friendship, taking the creative and personal relationship by two giants of the Italian Renaissance as its focus. I have written an audio tour of the exhibition for Antenna Audio, featuring the voices of curators, art historians and conservators to bring this under-discussed relationship to life. Details here.

Art history films for London Art Studies
Coming soon – some short films on a wide range of works of art for London Art Studies. More information soon.

Trips in 2017

I am currently planning talks and courses for the whole year. Watch this space for more information. I am likely to be running a limited number of trips to the 2017 Venice Biennale, and some other places besides.