Anne’s Pocket Guide to Helsinki Jugend Suomessa

A Walk-through Helsinki’s Jugendstil districts When thinking about Baltic Art Nouveau, the grandiose buildings of Riga usually spring to mind. However, Helsinki boasts over 500 ‘National Romantic’ and ‘Jugend’ buildings from the turn of the 20th century. The German term ‘Jugendstil’ or ‘Youth style’ has been adopted, taken from the avant-garde magazine Jugend published fromContinue reading “Anne’s Pocket Guide to Helsinki Jugend Suomessa

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Live Lectures for November Finlandia: Jugendstil to Modernism in the far North Like many visitors my first glimpse of Helsinki was from the sea, sailing into the port while enjoying a Baltic cruise. Standing out on the horizon are the white silhouette of the Lutheran Cathedral, built as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar NicholasContinue reading Art History with Anne

Art History with Anne

The Wilde Years: 1870-1900 A series of three lectures added to the archive library of lectures On 21st August 2022 academics and enthusiasts, including myself, gathered to wish Aubrey Beardsley Happy Birthday.  Celebrating 150 years since his birth, it is sad to recall that Beardsley died aged only twenty-five from tuberculosis.  Yet he seemed toContinue reading Art History with Anne

Art History with Anne

Aubrey Beardsley 150: The Artist Resurgent, a conference to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Aubrey Beardsley’s birth. Saturday 21st August 2022 from 10am I will be giving a paper as this conference: Beardsley’s Punch Line: the collected works of ‘Weirdsley Daubery’  At first glance the reader can be taken in by Punch’s Beardsley parodic cartoons,Continue reading “Art History with Anne”

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Newsletter August 2022 The Live Lecture for August  Arte Nova and Art Deco in Porto and Aveiro, Portugal To be given on Friday 26th August 2022 at 11.00 am and repeated at 7.00 pm  Like many countries enjoying great prosperity at the end of the 19th century, Portuguese architects and designers developed their own variantContinue reading “Art History with Anne”

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”

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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”