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CDFAS  LECTURE PROGRAMME  2017-2018

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The venue is the Pavilion Arts Centre (new name for the old Paxton Suite) in Buxton, Derbyshire.

Coffee in the cafeteria at 10.30 am.
Doors open 10.45 for exhibitions and Society notice board
Notices and Lecture start at 11.00 am prompt.
Lectures may not finish until 12.00 - 12.30 so please stay to the end of the lecture and not leave early.

 
   

LECTURES  2017 - 2018

 

 April 24th 2018
Sunflowers and Lumière: the art of Vincent van Gogh
Christopher Herbert

Under the grey skies of northern Europe, a genius artist longed for the sun. Out of his own inner turmoil and with the unstinting help of his practical brother, Van Gogh explored colour and landscape in ways which have shifted everyone’s perceptions. This lecture tells that story and opens our eyes to his world… 

 May 22nd 2018
The Two Faces of Russia: Moscow and St Petersburg
Rosamund Bartlett

Some Russian artists identify with Moscow, others with Petersburg. What is it that determines their loyalties? The Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev spoke about Russian culture being inherently “schismatic” and partly what he had in mind was Russia’s divided soul, with a personality split between the Western-looking, modern metropolis of St. Petersburg, and the oriental looking ancient city of  Moscow. Moscow and St. Petersburg are indeed the two faces of Russia. Like the imperial emblem of the double-headed eagle, they look in different directions – Moscow towards Asia, and St. Petersburg towards Europe. This lecture explores the art and architecture of both of these great cities, examining their different characters and ways of life, and looking at how and why they increased and decreased in importance before and after the 1917 Revolution. 

 

 

 


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