29
Apr
2016

Lydia Bauman – Russian art – Tuesday 3rd May

We’d like to invite you to a talk Lydia has given recently in St Petersburg – Russian Art – an Overview which will give a useful background to the current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery of a collection of portraits from the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow called “Russia and the Arts – Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky”

The talk is about the development of art in Russia from the time of Peter the Great ( 18th century) under the influence of European artists and onto the truly Russian group called the Wanderers who in the 19th century turned their attention to scenes of Russian history, myths and contemporary society and some of the best landscape painting you are ever likely to see. Little known but fascinating and magnificent in many ways.

Tuesday 3rd May 6.30 at Cafe Portico – tickets £10 on the door with a complimentary hot drink (or wine at a small supplement).

Hope to see you there.

15
Nov
2013

Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900 By Lydia Bauman.

Tuesday 19th November

Talk starts 6:30 Food served after lecture

Tickets £10 in advance including either tea or coffee

 

Portraiture is closely identified with the distinctive flourishing of modern art in the Austrian capital during its famed fin-de-siècle: artists worked to the demands of patrons, and in Vienna modern artists were compelled to focus on the image of the individual.

Iconic portraits from this time – by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Gerstl, Oskar Kokoschka and Arnold Schönberg are displayed alongside works by important yet less widely known artists such as Broncia Koller and Isidor Kaufmann.
25
Sep
2013

An Evening With Lydia Bauman: Australia

Tuesday 15th October
Food served after lecture
Talk starts at 6.30pm
Tickets: £10 (including tea or coffee)

 

Marking the first major survey of Australian art in the UK for 50 years, this exhibition will span more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and seeks to uncover the fascinating social and cultural evolution of a nation through its art.

Two hundred works including painting, drawing, photography, watercolours and multimedia will shed light on a period of rapid and intense change; from the impact of colonisation on an indigenous people, to the pioneering nation building of the 19th century through to the enterprising urbanisation of the last 100 years.