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EVENING LECTURES

Traditionally evening lectures have been held at Moor Park Mansion, which is currently closed. Until it re-opens our lectures are being held online via Zoom. A unique link is emailed to members and guests on the day before each lecture. If you wish to 'attend' as a guest please complete the General Queries form below and links will be emailed to you. Click the link at 19:15am to join the audience for a chat before the lecture begins at 19:30am.
  • 29 Oct

    THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER 2020

    Moorish Architecture

    The Legacy of a Vanished Kingdom

    Speaker: 

    Ian Cockburn

    The Alhambra of Granada, the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Alcazar of Seville are just three of the most impressive monuments to the architectural creativity of the Moors in Spain.

  • 3 Dec

    THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER 2020

    First Catch a Squirrel

    Historical techniques of Painting in the 15th to 18th Centuries

    Speaker: 

    Chantel Brotherton-Ratcliffe

    The 14th century artist Cennino Cennini recommended using 'the chicken bones that you will find under the dining table' for making charcoaled bone black to paint with!

  • 11 Feb

    THURSDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2021

    The Jewel in the Crown

    Arab, Byzantine & Norman Art in Sicily

    Speaker: 

    Jane Angelini

    At the time of the Norman Conquest, Palermo was one of the greatest commercial and cultural centres of the Muslim world. It was a busy metropolis with over 300 mosques, abuzz with markets, exchanges, craftsmen and artisans. In 1072 Palermo fell to the Normans, taken by Roger I. During the 12th century Palermo became the most intellectually active and artistically eclectic centre in Europe, witness to a brilliant fusion of Norman, Arab and Byzantine art and architecture.

  • 25 Mar

    THURSDAY 25 MARCH 2021

    Vincent Van Gogh

    Madman or Genius

    Speaker: 

    Anthony Russell

    One of the most fascinating artists is the Dutchman who simply signed his work 'Vincent'. We discover extraordinary, little known facts, while enjoying the remarkable range of his talent.

  • 27 May

    THURSDAY 27 MAY 2021

    Imperial Calcutta

    Art and Architecture

    Speaker: 

    Dr John Stevens

    19th-20th century Calcutta was the British Empire's second city - a hub of culture and artistic production. Its arts and architecture were affected by British rule. This lecture explores how Indian artists viewed the British in India.

  • 15 Jul

    REVISED DATE - THURSDAY 15 JULY 2021

    Art of the Philippines

    Jesuits, The Salon and Uncle Sam

    Speaker: 

    Vivienne Lawes

    The Philippines has a well-established rich fine art tradition. This lecture will examine its history and discuss some of the leading figures in the Philippine art world, with whom the speaker has worked directly as a curator.

General Queries

THE ARTS SOCIETY MOOR PARK

Moor Park Mansion

Rickmansworth

Hertfordshire

WD3 1QN

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