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21 October 2020The History of Art: A Journey of Discovery

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The History of Art: A Journey of Discovery Leslie Primo Wednesday 21 October 2020

How did we get to where we are today, with the multi-various form of art from a multitude of artists that is now part of everyday gallery-going life?  What were the milestones, the tipping points of Western Europen art that changed the course of European art history?

In the course of this special interest day Leslie Primo will examine and identify what are the key works of art that heralded fundamental changes in the way we view visual arts, and how and why they came to be.  Over the course of the lecture we shall witness the coming of these genres defining new works of art, the turbulent societal changes that drove them as well as the societal consequences of making these works that we now have come to regard as seminal to the history of art.

This is a three-lecture special interest day with lunch.

Leslie returns to Fittleworth following his lecture to us on Leonardo in 2019.  He holds a BA in Art History and an MA in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London.  He gives lectures and guided tours, plus special talks, at both the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.