Art History with Anne

July 2022 Summer’s Here ! Time for Tennis Well, Summer has finally arrived and, in between the showers, tennis. If you have been watching this year’s games at Wimbledon or perhaps the qualifying tournaments that start the whole season’s sporting jamboree going, then you may have been aware of the great variety of women’s tennis costumes,Continue reading “Art History with Anne”

Anne’s Pocket Guide to…. Oscar Wilde’s London

Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, Chelsea, an Arts and Crafts masterpiece Amidst the bustle of Sloane Square and the King’s Road, Holy Trinity offers an oasis of calm. It is also one of the most beautiful churches in England.  One looks up in awe at the magnificent east window, the largest stained-glass window produced byContinue reading “Anne’s Pocket Guide to…. Oscar Wilde’s London”

Art History with Anne

May 2022 May was a busy month for us! The lectures in the series Modern Art comes to Scotland: From the Glasgow Boys to the Scottish Colourists proved very popular with attendees and the recorded versions of these lectures, available to live-lectures subscribers, attracted a good number of views. When we were not broadcasting, members of theContinue reading “Art History with Anne”

Art History with Anne

A series of Lectures for April/May 2022 Modern art comes to Scotland: From the Glasgow Boys and to the Scottish Colourists 1880-1930 In my last series of lectures, I considered the impact of Naturalism and en plein air painting on Scandinavian artists. Now coming closer to home, my next series of three inter-connected lectures concentratesContinue reading “Art History with Anne”

Art History with Anne Lectures November and December Reminder

What would you like for Christmas? It’s that time of the year when we start to think about Christmas.  I expect we have all dreamt of the ultimate present, a Tiffany diamond bracelet, a Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewel, or a Faberge trinket (as above!).  While such baubles are beyond my modest pocket, I haveContinue reading “Art History with Anne Lectures November and December Reminder”

Art History with Anne Lectures for November/December

What would you like for Christmas? It’s that time of the year when we start to think about Christmas.  I expect we have all dreamt of the ultimate present, a Tiffany diamond bracelet, a Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewel, or a Faberge trinket (as above!).  While such baubles are beyond my modest pocket, I haveContinue reading “Art History with Anne Lectures for November/December”

Arts and Crafts Houses in Surrey a talk by Dr Anne Anderson

Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival 2021 7.15 to 8.45 (BST) Thursday Oct 14, 2021 zoom talk Leatherhead Community Association Arts and Crafts Houses in Surrey by Dr Anne AndersonThe railways tempted the nouveau-riche to migrate to Surrey. Who influenced the style of the houses they built and where can they be seen? For the newContinue reading “Arts and Crafts Houses in Surrey a talk by Dr Anne Anderson”

Art History with Anne Lectures for October: Partners in Art

Partners in Art: l’École de Nancy At end of October, I would normally be boarding the Eurostar for Paris, my ultimate destination being Nancy, the cultural capital of Lorraine. Scott and I ‘discovered’ this beautiful city in 1983, the year it acquired its UNESCO status.  I instantly fell in love with the Place Stanislas, the spectacularContinue reading “Art History with Anne Lectures for October: Partners in Art”

Anne’s Pocket Guide to…the Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Chipping Campden: Ashbee’s Guild of Handicrafts Considering their up-market status today, it’s hard to believe that at the close of the 19th century the Cotswolds were ‘depressed’. The agricultural recession of the 1880s, leading to falling land rents, resulted in a rural decline.  When Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942) was seeking the perfect place to relocateContinue reading “Anne’s Pocket Guide to…the Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds”