Castle Art Talks

 

 

Venetian Renaissance Art

24th March at 6pm

At the beginning of the 16th century, the Venetian art scene was led by Bellini. However, a younger generation of innovative Venetian artists, including Giorgione and Titian, was emerging. Inspired by visiting artists such as Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci, they would pave the way for one of the greatest eras in art history, the Venetian Renaissance.

The mysterious Giorgione was the first great painter to emerge from this period. Very little is known about his life and few works can be directly attributed to Giorgione, yet the elusive and poetic quality of his work was powerful enough to leave a lasting legacy in Venice despite his untimely death.

This art talk seeks to unravel the complex web of influences that shaped the work of many of the most celebrated names in Renaissance art, including Giorgione, Giovanni Bellini, Albrecht Dürer, Titian, Sebastiano del Piombo, Lorenzo Lotto and to rediscover Giovanni Cariani, a great but now unfamiliar artist.

Join Art Historian, Trish Jones, and trace the development of idealized beauty, expressive force and the rich tapestry of colours that we now associate with the Venetian Renaissance. From portraiture and religious paintings to landscapes, you will explore the rapid revolution of artistic style as it unfolds during this golden age.

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  • £21.50 admittance includes post talk wine & nibbles reception with Trish.
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100 Years of British Vogue

21 April at 6pm

Castle Art Talks | 100 Years of British Vogue

‘Few publications have had quite the same continuous cultural impact on British life as British Vogue. Yet it has always been more than simply a fashion bible. At key moments in its history, Vogue becomes something different – a record of where and who we are.

A major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery explores how Vogue is all about storytelling, image-making and personalities.  Perhaps Vogue is more about selling dreams rather than selling clothes. But that probably always has been the essence of fashion’

Explore, with Trish Jones, the highlights in fashion and cultural history over the last century through stunning and iconic photography and reflect on whether, as Vivienne Westwood proposes, people who wear interesting clothes really do have more interesting lives…

Admittance includes post talk wine & nibbles reception with Trish.

Ticket Prices

  • Ticket, including wine & nibbles   £21.50
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Botticelli Reimagined

26 May at 6pm

Botticelli Reimagined

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is recognised as one of the greatest artists of all time. His celebrated images are firmly embedded in public consciousness and his influence permeates art, design, fashion and film. However, although lauded in his lifetime, Botticelli was largely forgotten for more than 300 years until his work was progressively rediscovered in the 19th century.

Telling a story 500 years in the making,’ Botticelli Reimagined’ at the V &A will be the largest Botticelli exhibition in Britain since 1930. Including painting, fashion, film, drawing, photography, tapestry, sculpture and print, the exhibition will explore the ways that artists and designers have reinterpreted Botticelli. It will include over 50 original works by Botticelli, alongside works by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.

The exhibition demonstrates how Botticelli has infiltrated the imaginations of artists and designers as well as the ways in which his paintings continue to hold us all in thrall.

Admittance includes post talk wine & nibbles reception with Trish.

Ticket Prices

  • Admittance with Wine & Nibbles   £21.50
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Patricia Jones has a first class honours degree in Humanities and an MA in Art History. She offers insights and a route to informed looking that will, as Picasso proposed, truly “wash the dust from your soul”.

Patricia’s talks draw from her wealth of experience in the education sector and deep knowledge of the subject. She has a relaxed and engaging style of delivery that aims to facilitate discovery, discussion and new ways of thinking about the place and value of art in society.