2019 September: Leonardo da Vinci

LEONARDO DA VINCI : A LIFE IN DRAWING

PRIVATE CURATOR LED TOUR
TUESDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2019: 8.30 am
QUEEN'S GALLERY, BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON

This private tour was led by Martin Clayton, curator of this exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, at The Queen's Gallery. More than 200 drawings were on display, the largest exhibition of the artist's work in over 65 years. It explored the full range of Leonardo's interests - painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany - providing a comprehensive survey of his life and a unique insight into the workings of his mind.

   
Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings, said 'The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci are both beautiful and the main source of our knowledge of the artist. We hope that as many people as possible will take this unique opportunity to see these extraordinary works, which allow us to enter one of the greatest minds in history'

 

 

 

2019 September: Ship of Tolerance

SHIP OF TOLERANCE

CONCERT, WITH ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV

THURSDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2019: 7pm

ST JOHN'S, SMITH SQUARE, LONDON

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov kindly extended an invitation for our members to attend this wonderful 'SHIP OF TOLERANCE' event.

The Ship of Tolerance is dedicated to educating and connecting children from different continents, cultures, and identities through the universal language of art. The project includes an extensive outreach programme which engages schools, community groups and cultural organisations in workshops designed to discuss tolerance and diversity among cultures, races and ideas.

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2019 June: Sorolla - Curator Talk and Private View

 

CURATOR TALK AND PRIVATE VIEW
Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light

National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing, Trafalgar Square, London
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 : 8.45 am for 9.00 am start

Christopher Riopelle, curator of this exhibition, gave an introductory talk before our private view.


This is the first major exhibition in the UK for over a century of the artist known as Spain's Impressionist, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923). It includes portraits, genre scenes of Spanish life, as well as landscapes, garden views and beach scenes, for which he is most renowned. Sixty works spanning the artist's career include important masterpieces on loan from public and private collections in Europe and the United States. Sorolla, who trained in Valencia and studied in Madrid and Rome, first won an international reputation for major works tackling social subjects.

Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of The National Gallery, says:-
'Between Goya and Picasso, Sorolla was Spain's most celebrated painter.  He painted tough social themes but became famous for his sun-drenched beach scenes and luxuriant gardens. No one before or since has painted Mediterranean sunlight like Sorolla.'