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Art History Lecture: Chiaroscuro

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Art History Lecture: Chiaroscuro


Art History Lecture Series
Buzzwords or Balderdash?
Five art history terms laid bare
Friday 11 October – Friday 15 November
10.15am – 12.15pm
Abington Park Museum

Seemingly, every walk of life these days has its own specialist terminology, and art history is no different – we occasionally have to resort to jargon to make a point in our narrative effectively and efficiently. For our eleventh series, we are using artefacts from the collection of Northampton Museum and Art Gallery to de-mystify some of the most commonly used terms which we use to describe art works or the background of their existence. Join art historians Conny Bailey, Miriam Gill and Ellie Pridgeon (ProArtium) as they get up close and personal with terminology such as en plein air, chiaroscuro or impasto while showcasing gems from the museum’s vaults.


Friday 11 October
En Plein Air
Artist: Thérèse Lessore, Brighton Fishermen
Speaker: Dr Miriam Gill

Friday 18 October
Chiaroscuro
Artist: Peter Newcombe
Destruction of Phipps Brewery
Speaker: Dr Conny Bailey

Friday 25 October
Collage
Artist: Jonathan Adams, Venice 90
Speaker: Dr Conny Bailey

Friday 8 November
Impasto
Artist: Lucien Pissarro, Kew Gardens
Speaker: Dr Ellie Pridgeon

Friday 15 November
Still Life
Artist: George Herbert Buckingham Holland, The Sage
Speaker: Dr Conny Bailey

£6 single lecture (£25 series ticket available on separate event)
Ticket includes light refreshments











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