Studies in Art

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The course will span the career of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) from c. 1874 when he was in Paris to his work during the First World War. Renowned for his vivid images of fashionable society, Sargent, the foremost Anglo-American portraitist of his day, was also a modernist with enthusiasms for all things new and exciting and was to be found at the forefront of contemporary movements in the arts, music, literature and the theatre.

The course will place Sargent in the context of the Edwardian era, a time of great elegance, luxury and opulence but also a period of technological and social change.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

10.30am
James, Sargent and the Portrait
Philip Horne, Professor of English, University College London

12.00noon
A French-American Connection: The Paris Art World in the 1870s
Patrick Legant, Independent Art Consultant

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
What’s love got to do with it: The Dollar Princesses, Love, Snap and some Wonderful Novels
Anne Sebba, Biographer, Journalist and Broadcaster

Tuesday 10 March 2015

10.30am
 Edward VII and the Edwardian Age
Professor Jane Ridley, University of Buckingham

12.00noon
Artists and Friends: Sargent’s Intimate Portraits
Lecturer to be confirmed

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Visit to the exhibition “Sargent:  Portraits of Artists and Friends” at the National Portrait Gallery


Tuesday 17 March 2015

10.30am
Edwardian High Fashion 1900-1911
Clare Rose, Contextual Studies Lecturer, the Royal School of Needlework

12.00noon
The Campaign for Women’s Suffrage in Britain
Professor June Purvis, University of Portsmouth

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Small Edwardian Houses: The Last Great Summers of English Domestic Architecture
Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Reader in Architecture, Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent


Tuesday 24 March 2015

10.30am
I chronicle, I do not judge: Sargent and the Great War
Justine Hopkins, Freelance Writer and Lecturer

 12.00noon
Shifting Paradigms: Music and the Edwardians
Dr Leanne Langley, Associate Fellow, Institute of Musical Research, University of London

1.00pm
A glass of wine to end the course

Lecture venue
The Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1

Course Organiser
Sarah Bowles