Art History Lectures [copyright Hilary Hope Guise] Digital presentations of one hour, that have been written and delivered for the National Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (UK and International), The Art Fund (UK), The Smithsonian Institution (USA), English Speaking Union of America (USA), University of Cape Town (South Africa), DARTS (South Africa), Cambridge University (UK), Institute of American Universities, Aix-en-Provence (France), ADFAS (Australia), NZDFAS (New Zealand) and other institutions. Study Days in the London Museums are also available on request for small private groups.
Up-coming and Recent Lectures:
Spanish Fire - El Greco & Picasso (for El Greco's anniversary in 2014)
The Olympic Games – Chariots of Fire (new for the Olympics in 2012)
Gertrude Stein and Her Circle . Series of three lectures
Botticelli's Secrets (new research on Botticelli )
Marc Chagall - and the Supremacy of Blue (new for 2012)
The Young Picasso - in Paris
Manet - Master of the Modern Idiom
The Phillips Collection – America’s first Modern Art Museum
Alfred Sisley – the Quiet Impressionist.
Wine and the Vine in Art – with wine tasting. Single Lecture or Study Day
Star of Wonder - Star of Light - The Star of Bethlehem (Christmas lecture 2014)
The Ox and the Ass – Silent Watchers at the crib (Christmas lecture)
Angels – Bringers of hope and comfort (Christmas lecture)
On Impressionism, Post Impressionism - and the Fauves:
Light and Space in Impressionism and Post Impressionism
Engaging the Present – the Impressionists in the 1860s and 1870s
The Flight from Modernism – the Impressionists in the 1880s
A Meditation on the flow of time – Monet in the 1890s and beyond
Landscapes of Provence – Cézanne and Van Gogh
Manet – Master of the Modern Idiom
An Open Window to the Sea – Matisse on the Côte d’Azur
The Painters of Modern Life - Paris in the 1860s-70s.
Figure Artists of the late 19th cent. Rodin, Renoir, Degas, Lautrec (Study day – three lectures).
On Classical Greek art and culture:
The Olympic Games – Chariots of Fire (for the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games)
The Parthenon – The Greatest Temple Ever Built
The Greeks – Their Art and Energy (study day – three lectures)
Everyday Life in the Agora – Athens in the 5th Century BC. A Study from Greek vase painting
White Marble - Blue Sea. An imaginary journey through the Aegean in the Archaic age.
The Sign of the Fish – The rise of Judeo-Christian imagery in a Pagan World. (Study Day):
Love, Sacred and Profane – the comparative iconography of the Aphrodite, Eve, the Magdalene and the Virgin
The Colour Red - Its Sacred and Secular meaning
The Flight of the White Bird – the symbolism of the White Bird in art from Antiquity to Surrealism
On general art history and Collections:
The Courtauld Collection
Highlights from the National Gallery London (study day):
The Sainsbury Wing
The High Renaissance
The East Wing - French late 19th century
British painting from Hogarth to Turner
The Art of Empire – A study of Victorian reproductive engravings.
The Paul Mellon Foundation – a Passion for English Art
The Phillips Collection – America’s first modern art museum