Waveney & Blyth Arts presents
ART THROUGH THE AGES
Friday 16 December 10.30am
The Cut, Halesworth
Tickets £5 available from The Cut website.
Two local art historians talk about their recent books, and review how art and its study have developed. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the issues raised. Find out, for example, why we need to go to Aberdeen to see Stanley Spencer’s painting of Southwold.
Over a long and distinguished career, Christopher Lloyd has worked at the Villa I Tatti in Florence, at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the Art Institute of Chicago. From 1988 to 2005 he curated the paintings and miniatures in the Royal Collection. He has published on Degas and Cezanne.
MASTERPIECES An Art lover’s Guide to Great Britain and Ireland (Thames & Hudson) is a beautiful gazetteer, with East Anglia well covered.
John-Paul Stonard studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art, then lectured there. He has been an editor at The Burlington Magazine and has written widely, including for the Guardian, London Review of Books and Times Literary Supplement. He co-curated the 2014 Tate exhibition, Kenneth Clark, Looking for Civilisation.
CREATION Art since the beginning (Bloomsbury) is a panoramic world history of art, from prehistory to the present day.
Their presentations will be generously illustrated. The conversation will be chaired by Grace Adam – Suffolk-based artist, Chelsea College of Arts lecturer and host of the Art Channel.
The books will be on sale, thanks to Waveney & Blyth Arts Two Rivers partner, the Halesworth bookshop.