Session Dates

28/08 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
Diego Velazquez
04/09 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
Francisco Goya
18/09 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
Turner & Constable
25/09 - 7pm - 9pm
Eugene Delacroix

Details

Venue
The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Phone: +65 6332-6900

Starts on
28/08/2018
Sessions
4 sessions from 7pm - 9pm
(no interval)


Cost
SGD 100.00 (including GST)
-or SGD 25.00 per session-

Payment
Via PayPal - Credit Card



Great Masters Series: Velazquez - Goya - Delacroix - Turner and Constable


This first sequel of our new lecture series takes a fresh look at some of the greatest artists in European history, each selected for their innovative and novel way of portraying the events of their time and place, capturing the atmosphere and mood of a particular historical moment.

The comprehensive survey will review the life and work of four great European Masters and will provide a broad understanding of the development of Western Art History during a span covering more than 300 years.

The first two Spanish masters – Velazquez and Goya – reflect the regal and often tragic events of their times, pivotal periods in European history, though separated by 100 years.
The great French artist Delacroix also captured the turbulent years of the Enlightenment and Romantic period, his later paintings setting the foundations for the French Orientalist School, and paving the way for the great Modern masters beginning with Manet and the Impressionists.
Finally, two English artists whose work has come to define British Romantic painting will be discussed in the context of the Industrial Revolution that was to change the course of world history.

Art documentaries presented by Tim Marlow will be included to provide captivating in-depth looks into the iconic pieces of the artists reviewed accompanied by additional information and insights.

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28 Aug
7PM
Diego Velazquez
(1599-1640)
NC16

Diego Velazquez




Universally acknowledged as one of the world's greatest artist, Velazquez was a leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. He became renowned for his realistic complex portraits of the court and other European nobles, although he also produced psychologically insightful studies of marginal people. His masterpiece Las Meninas, a work of startling intellectual and artistic complexity, has been one of the most widely analysed works in Western painting.

 

Talk by Dr. Sian Jay – Documentary by Seventh Art
Venue
The Art House
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4 Sep
7PM
Francisco Goya
(1746-1828)
NC16

Francisco Goya




A Spanish romantic painter and printmaker, Goya has often been described as the last of the great old masters and the first of the new. He too painted sublime portraits of the Spanish royal court and celebratory pictures of the good life in Spain. But he also produced some of the most harrowing images of human cruelty ever created, reflecting perhaps both ,his fear of insanity and his unflinching vision that set him apart from almost any other painter in history.

 

Talk by Dr. Sian Jay – Documentary by Seventh Art
Venue
The Art House
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18 Sep
7PM
Turner & Constable
William Turner (1775-1851) and John Constable (1776-1837)
NC16

Eugene Delacroix




British landscape painters Turner and Constable were influential exponents of Romanticism, an artistic movement that emphasized an emotional response to nature. Although parallel trajectories, they had a fascinating stylistic confrontation: while Turner often infused his dramatic seascapes and landscapes with literary or historical allusions, Constable preferred more straight forward depictions of placid rural scenery.

 

Talk by Tina Nixon – Documentary by Seventh Art
Venue
The Art House
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25 Sep
7PM
Eugène Delacroix
(1798-1863)
NC16

Eugene Delacroix




Delacroix is France's greatest romantic painter. An exceptional colourist and a prolific writer, Delacroix defied the rigid classicism of the previous generations and shaped the Romantic movement in France. He established a taste for the exotic in European Art impacted by his travels in North Africa, as in his famous Women of Algiers in their Apartment, decisively influencing and inspiring the art of his contemporaries and the emerging artists that followed.

 

Talk by Dr. Sian Jay – Documentary by Seventh Art
Venue
The Art House
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