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STUDY DAYS


Study Days take place at the Haslemere Educational Museum.

NOTE RE BOOKINGS

Booking for Study Days usually takes place two months in advance at the monthly lectures on the third Tuesday of the month.
Members are asked to turn up to reserve their place and may book and pay for themselves and up to one other member.

Wednesday 5th June: Morning, 2 lectures

ANNE ANDERSON
MASTERS OF ART NOUVEAU AND ART DECO: GALLE, TIFFANY AND LALIQUE

Galle, Tiffany and Lalique


Emile Gallé (1846-1904)
who took over the family business in the mid 1870s and transformed it into one of the world's leading art manufactories, was Europe’s finest master of glass during the Art Nouveau period.  In addition to glass, Gallé produced ceramics and furniture for his creations to stand on. He was first and foremost a designer and chemist constantly perfecting new techniques.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was destined to go into the family business, but he moved on from silver to glass, ceramics and interior decorating. His name has become synonymous with lamps and stained-glass windows. He pioneered new techniques, in effect 'painting' with coloured glass, which became known across Europe as American glass.

Although René Jules Lalique (1860-1945) is best known for his Art Deco glass of the inter-war years, his career began in the early 1890s as the designer of the highest quality Art Nouveau jewellery.  As his fame spread his style was copied and debased until Lalique felt that he had exhausted the potential of jewellery. He designed a new stopper for perfume bottles and went on to create designs for Worth and other famous perfumers. After the war Lalique extended production into decorative vases, tableware, lamps and even architectural glass.

Anne Anderson graduated in Art History and Archaeology from Leicester University in 1978 and worked as an archaeologist for 8 years, being elected to the Society of Antiquaries in 1997. 1993-2007 senior lecturer on the Fine Arts Valuation degree courses at Southampton Solent University, specialising in the Aesthetic Movement, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Modernism. She is currently Hon. Research Fellow at Exeter University; a Fletcher Jones Fellow of the Huntington Library, CA; a fellow of the Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum and Library; Cumming Ceramic Research Foundation Fellow (2007 and 2010) and consultant for Lord Frederic Leighton's Studio-House, Kensington.  She has published books on Roman pottery, Art Deco teapots and Edward Burne-Jones. A lecturer for The Arts Society since 1993, Anne has also lectured on cruises and is a tutor at the V&A on the Chardin to Cézanne year course.


Booking opens at April lecture
Ticket price: £20

Price includes morning coffee and refreshments after the lecture
(Tickets are non refundable)


PROGRAMME
10.00 hrs: coffee and biscuits
10.30–11.30 hrs: first lecture
11.40–12.40 hrs: second lecture
12.40 hrs: wine and refreshments

Telephone contact no.: 01483 861439

Wednesday 30th October: Morning, 2 lectures

LINDA COLLINS
TREASURES OF THE ROYAL ART COLLECTION

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace


There are more than 7,000 works of art in the Royal Collection. The works are of the highest quality and range from Early Italian paintings from around 1300 to modern pictures given as gifts to our Monarch today. They come in all shapes and sizes from pictures designed to cover the wall of a Royal Palace to the small, private paintings that Queen Victoria and Prince Albert would give to one another as private tokens of devotion. 

At her coronation, our Queen became custodian of the Royal Collection and promised to care for the Royal Collection and to pass the works on to the next generation in as good a condition or better than that in which she inherited them. She has also made the collection more accessible to the public than ever before. The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace and now the new Cumberland Gallery at Hampton Court Palace are just two new venues with changing exhibitions that have been opened in the past decade.  The Royal Collection reflects the taste of the monarch at the time.  Charles 1 was probably our greatest connoisseur of art whereas William IV was said not to know a decent painting from a window shutter. He believed that paintings were for women or imbeciles.

Linda Collins was employed by the Historic Royal Palaces for more than twenty years before becoming an independent lecturer and lecture organiser. She holds a BA (hons) in Early Italian art, an MA in the works of Georges de la Tour, and a Diploma in French language and Culture.  She lectures to Fine Art societies, Antique groups, The National Trust, U3A, various universities , the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Modern.


Booking opens at September lecture
Ticket price: £TBC

Price includes morning coffee and refreshments after the lecture
(Tickets are non refundable)


PROGRAMME
10.00 hrs: coffee and biscuits
10.30–11.30 hrs: first lecture
11.40–12.40 hrs: second lecture
12.40 hrs: wine and refreshments

Telephone contact no.: 01483 861439


PAST STUDY DAYS in 2019

Thursday 7th March: full day of three lectures and lunch

JAMES BOLTON
THE GRAND TOUR AND INFLUENCE OF ITALY ON ENGLISH GARDENS

Stourhead


There will be three lectures based on (1) The Gardens of Italy, (2) The Grand Tour and (3) The Influence of Italy on 18th Century English Gardens. Commencing with a survey of the development of gardens in Italy, starting with the Roman gardens of the first century AD, and ending with 18th century English gardens. The heyday of the Grand Tour was between 1715 and 1789 when young men (and a sprinkling of enterprising women) were sent off to acquire a veneer of culture in Europe. These travels provided the ideas and influences that led to developments in English landscape gardening, still evident in such stately homes as Stourhead and Petworth House.


James Bolton
attended Inchbald School of Design 1990 (Dip ISD). He has been Head Gardener, Old Rectory Farnborough 1990-92, Faculty Director, Design History, Inchbald School of Design. He has been a Garden Designer since 1992 and a NADFAS/The Arts Society lecturer since 1995.  He organises The Arts Society garden study days and tours in UK and Europe, as well as tours to the best private gardens in the UK, Italy, France and South Africa. ‘Garden Mania’, a book on garden ornaments, was published in 2000.

Ticket price: £35
Price includes morning coffee and lunch with a glass of wine.
(Tickets are non refundable)

PROGRAMME
10.00 hrs: coffee and biscuits
10.30–11.30 hrs: first lecture
11.40–12.40 hrs: second lecture
12.40 hrs: lunch
13.45 hrs: third lecture

Telephone contact no.: 01483 861439