Study Day with Mary Alexander at Rushall Village Hall
New York, New York: A time-travel virtual tour
A personal ‘virtual’ tour in which we unashamedly cherry-pick the artistic highlights and icons of New York. We will consider the influence of ‘new money’ on art patronage and track the move of fashionable society from Washington Square, so beloved by Henry James and Edith Wharton, in the relentless move uptown.
Digital photography will be used to full effect with visual collages and exquisite details to re-create the atmosphere of the brownstones and high society clubs of Gramercy Park, the Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, the grand hotels and nightclubs, the 21 Club and the Speakeasy, the building of the great art collections including the Metropolitan Museum and the Guggenheim.
Whether you know and love New York or maybe have never visited, join me and have fun discovering more about the personalities of the artists, designers, patrons and social climbers who shaped this extraordinary and ever-changing city. The aim will be to create the sense of ‘being there’ and to capture the vibrancy and energy of the city. The booking form will be available in 2022
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TUESDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2022 Study Day with Harry Fletcher at Rushall Village Hall
The Glasgow Boys, the Glasgow Girls, the Scottish Colourists, the French connection and four inventions which made it all possible
The Glasgow Boys rebelled against views of heather-covered highlands, favoured by the Academy in Edinburgh. Inspired by Lepage and Whistler, France and Japanese art they painted people going about everyday tasks. They painted out of doors, using the vital 1841 invention. Their work is a delight to see.
I will look at the excellent paintings of women artists such as Margaret and Frances McDonald, Eleanor Moore, Bessie McNicol and Norah Gray. They had to knock quite a lot harder to open doors to galleries and collectors. Peploe, Cadell, Ferguson and Hunter shared a love of vibrant colour, which they gained when they trained in France and were inspired by Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse and Derain. Four inventions in the nineteenth century, all within 20 years of each other, changed the history of art. All the Scottish artists benefitted.