Lynne Gibson 2015

 

 

 

             LYNNE GIBSON

 

Art History Lectures and Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 

 

 






 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Women Artists 3: of early and mid-century Modernism

Friday 27 January 2016  10.30-15.45       day school  28 to include coffee/tea and biscuits (or 50 for two day schools)  The Chantry, Thornbury         

contact: Pauline Darley

 

Can we fill our course with great works by great women artists? Yes, we can!

Yet until recently it was quite easy to believe there were no significant women artists in the entire history of Western art. None appeared in key texts, such as Ernst Gombrich's 'The Story of Art' (first published, 1950) or H. W. Janson's 'The History of Art (1963) and few were represented in major art collections.

Feminist art historians faced a challenging detective task. Where were the art works? Were they correctly signed and attributed? Were they even 'Fine Art'?

We will consider how women accessed training and sustained careers. We will ask what happened to their works and their reputations in the following centuries.

Join me to discover artists from Gwen John to Elizabeth Frink.

 

 

 

 

Women Artists 4: of late Modernism and our time.

Friday 18 November 2016  10.30-15.45       day school  28 to include coffee/tea and biscuits (or 50 for two day schools)

The Chantry, Thornbury         

contact: Pauline Darley

 

Can we fill our course with great works by great women artists? Yes, we can!

Yet until recently it was quite easy to believe there were no significant women artists in the entire history of Western art. None appeared in key texts, such as Ernst Gombrich's 'The Story of Art' (first published, 1950) or H. W. Janson's 'The History of Art (1963) and few were represented in major art collections.

Feminist art historians faced a challenging detective task. Where were the art works? Were they correctly signed and attributed? Were they even 'Fine Art'?

We will consider how women accessed training and sustained careers. We will ask what happened to their works and their reputations in the following centuries.

Join me to discover artists from Bridget Riley to Tracey Emin.

 



 

 

 

 







 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 



 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 





 

The Art of Portraiture

Monday 9 January-Monday 13 March 2017 11.30 am-1.00 pm or 2.00-3.30 pm     weekly course

Ss. Philip & James Church House, Painswick Road, Cheltenham

contact: Lynne Gibson

 

Enter any art museum or stately home and you will be aware, immediately, how important portrait painting has been in Western art since the Renaissance. In London we even have a major national gallery dedicated to portraits of the great and good.

Some of the greatest and best known works of Western art have been portraits: Leonardo's 'Mona Lisa', Jan van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Portrait', Velsquez's 'Las Meninas' and Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch'.

We will ask: what makes a good portrait? Is it physical likeness, characterisation, psychological insight or the promotion of power and status? We will examine different forms and poses: the profile, three-quarters, bust and full length 'swagger' portraits and conversation pieces. There will be discussion too of the broader historical context.

Join me to discover there is more to portraiture than just a pretty face!