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An amusing little sequence on how to pass the time ....
I am not very good at drawing, but in quarantine, I got some inspiration! At first, I bought a lot of paints, started painting pictures, but I quickly got bored. Then I decided to do a little renovation in the room. When I finished it, I realized that I needed something else. And so I found my new hobby. I bought the pack of coffee beans and started by gluing on a styrofoam ball, as shown in many videos. Now I am already making pictures from coffee and now I am planning to make a coffee table using coffee.
If you are 'in' to podcasts, a very and informative one is 'Adventures in Art' with Bendor Grosvenor and Waldemar Januszczak. They talk about artists, paintings and all things artistic. It lasts around 30 minutes and I have already made new discoveries about painters I have never heard of!
Recommend Stella Lyons' Friday talks. Stella will be giving us our Bonus Lecture in September so this is a good chance to hear her talk on other subjects.
There's still time to register for tomorrow's talk...
Good morning all,
I know many of you have already registered for tomorrow's talk,'Dreams of a Summer Night: The Golden Age of Norwegian Painting'.If you haven't - there's still time!
The talk will start tomorrow at 11.00am. If you are attending, please ensure you sign in a little before the start time, especially if you haven't used Zoom before. You can join from around 10.40am and wait for the talk to start at 11.
A reminder of the details:
'Dreams of a Summer Night: The Golden Age of Norwegian Painting'
The link to REGISTER for this lecture is here(please note Zoom will send you the link to JOIN the webinar in a separate email):https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8S_njgidR0Sw2lAoyDJOug
Why isn't Norwegian art better known?
Should it be?
The late 19th Century marked a defining moment in Norway. For the first time romantic painters began to turn to their own land for inspiration. They painted the stormy seas, the towering glaciers and the raw, untamed nature of their homeland. Their aim? To draw attention to the beauty of their country and explore what it meant to be 'Norwegian'.
This talk looks at the artists from Norway's 'Golden Age' who captured the far north with drama and romance and interpreted their wild country as a mythical, eerie entity. It will explore the stunning works of JC Dahl, Peder Balke, Nikolai Astrup and Harald Sohlberg. This is the chance to discover some of
art's most underappreciated artists.
The talk will last around 30 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session.
I hope many of you will join me in exploring Art History's best kept secret!
With best wishes,
Stella Grace Lyons
'Without sacrificing scholarship, Stella Lyons has a most engaging way of hooking an audience into sharing her passionate interest in art history, drawing three dimensional human stories and experiences from the two dimensional canvas'
- Maev Kennedy, Guardian Arts Correspondent
Another very good and enjoyable view on Youtube is with Philip Mould 'Art in Isolation' where he takes one through his collection of paintings and talks about them, their history, putting them into historical context and artistic backgrounds. Only around 10 mins long and very much recommended.
For everyone who enjoyed the lecture on Lee Millar that was given by her son, Antony Penrose, there is a programme on her tonight. Saturday 2nd May on BBC 2. So it will be on catch up after that.
Having read Lee Miller’s biography, and listened to Antony Miller’s lecture, we had to watch the film on BBC2 - and we were not disappointed. What a fascinating and troubled character.
Apropos of Art in Quarantine - I do recommend the BBC 4 series of Museums in Quarantine - very interesting and uplifting. Only 30 mins with Alastair Sooke, Janina Ramirez, Simon Schama and James Fox taking one around various art galleries and artists in London and Oxford. Anyone got other ideas for watching?