Art History Courses - May to August 2018

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Art History

Join our new monthly Study Mornings at £20 each!


French Women: Bracquemond, Gonzalès & Valadon
Friday 18th May, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Three women artists working in France in the late 19th and early 20th Century, namely, Marie Bracquemond (1840–1916), Eva
Gonzalès (1849–1883), and Suzanne Valadon (1865–1938). Three highly interesting artists with very different backgrounds and styles. We will explore these inspiring women artists through their artworks and discuss the similarities and differences between their lives, paintings and inspirations.

Annie Swynnerton ARA
Friday 22nd June, 9.30am to 12.30pm

As we celebrate the centenary of Women’s suffrage in 2018, here is an artist who was a trailblazer of her time. Annie Louisa Robinson Swynnerton ARA (1844 –1933) was elected the first female Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1922.
Swynnerton was a passionate supporter of the women’s right to vote for over three decades and she also campaigned for better
opportunities for women artists, setting up the Manchester Society of Women Painters, and challenging the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts to open up membership, exhibitions and training to women. She was a painter of allegorical, figure and portrait paintings and was much influenced by George Frederick Watts and Edward Burne-Jones.


Don't miss Jennie's brand new talks in the Heritage Programme this July and August!