A belated Happy New Year. Prep for the spring term is always a bit of a squeeze over the Christmas period!
This term we will be enjoying the Classical myths - 'Stories of Gods and Heroes' - in our Cheltenham course. A must-see exhibition related to this will be 'Titian: Love, Death and Desire' from 16th March at The National Gallery.
Our Thornbury group will continue examining 'An Era and its Art: the 19th Century'. For this I would recommend 'Turner's Modern World' at Tate Britain in the autumn.
Upcoming Arts Society engagements take me across the UK as far as Belfast as well as to a fairly young society in Teulada on the Costa Blanca.
Amongst my most frequently requested Arts Society lectures are those on 17th Century Dutch art and on women artists. I am hugely looking forward to seeing two further exhibitions at the National Gallery this spring: 'Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Painter of the Golden Age' from 22nd February, and 'Artemisia', from 4th April.
2020 is off to a flying start.