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DateLecture
02 May 2019The Arts of Bloomsbury and Omega
04 April 2019Sorolla, Painter of Sunlight, returns to London
07 March 2019Joseph Wright of Derby and the Men and Art of the Lunar Society
07 February 2019Picasso in Britain: Art, Politics and Outcry
06 December 2018I am the Very Model: Parodies of Victorian Society in Gilbert and Sullivan
01 November 2018Knights in the Sky: Chivalry, Art and Reality during the Great War
04 October 2018Aqua Triumphalis: Power and Pageantry on the Thames Celebrating the Cultural History of London’s Royal River
13 September 2018A Highland Thing? 18th to 20th century Scottish Art
05 July 2018John Singer Sargent: The Power of the Portrait
07 June 2018The Art and Culture of fin-de-siècle Vienna
03 May 2018Northern Lights: Scandinavian Design in the C20
05 April 2018Paint Brushes at Dawn – Great Art World Feuds, Disputes and Rows
01 March 2018Indestructible Theatre: 1900 to Now
01 February 2018The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Architecture of Frank Gehry
07 December 2017The Fascinating World of Playing Cards
02 November 2017The Gilded Stage: A social and cultural history of opera
05 October 2017Gold of the Gods: Treasures of South America and the search for El Dorado
14 September 2017The Venice of Giovanni Bellini
06 July 2017Underground Cathedrals ~ The architecture of the underground above and below street level

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The Arts of Bloomsbury and Omega Eveline Eaton Thursday 02 May 2019

The Bloomsbury Group is mainly associated with their literary output. This talk investigates the visual aspect of their activity: a singular phenomenon in the British arts at the beginning of the 20th century. Artists like Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant rebelled against the pretty superficiality of Impressionism in favour of a new, unconventional mode of expression in line with continental developments of Post-Impressionism. Initially explored in the Fine Arts, these new ideas were then translated into the Decorative Arts in their OMEGA workshop.

Eveline Eaton  BA Hons Courtauld Institute; Diploma:Study Centre for the History of Fine & Decorative Arts. Freelance lecturer in Fine Arts and tour-guide to Berlin, Dresden, Munich. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dresden Trust.

Banner Illustration:  ‘Anerley Arms' Pleasure Gardens, B. Constable, credit Bromley Historic Collections