This March 2021 join us for the second instalment of Art History in Focus and discover published articles and online events highlighting women in the art world as well as Art History more widely. Register to some of the events below.
The Female Artists, Actresses, & Playwrights of Strawberry Hill Theatricals
This webinar, introduced and moderated by Emanuela Tarizzo (Gallery Director of Tomasso Brothers Fine Art) will explore the role of female artists, actresses, and playwrights involved with theatre at Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill.
Speakers include Judith Hawley (Professor of English, Royal Holloway, University of London), Cynthia Roman (Curator, Prints, Drawings, and Paintings, The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University) and Laura Engel (Professor of English, Duquesne University).
Medieval Women: Subjects and Makers of Art
Arranged with Sam Fogg in conjunction with their online exhibition, Medieval Women: Subjects and Makers of Art (25 February - 31 March 2021), enjoy a tour of the exhibition in its gallery setting, accompanied by commentary and an in-depth look at select individual works. With Dr Jana Gajdošová of Sam Fogg, curator of the Medieval Women exhibition and Dr Alexandra Gajewski FSA, reviews editor at The Burlington Magazine and from 2010-2015, senior researcher at the CSIC in Madrid on a European Research Council funded project called Reassessing the Roles of Women as Makers of Medieval Art and Architecture.
This event has been postponed to London Art Week Summer 2021.
Thomas Lawrence: Coming of Age
Amina Wright, author of a new book on Thomas Lawrence's first twenty-five years, discusses the early works of this young prodigy with LAW dealers Lowell Libson (Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd) and Ben Elwes of Ben Elwes Fine Art. Both galleries have recently handled early works by Lawrence that will feature in a forthcoming online exhibition at the website of the Holburne Museum in Bath entitled Thomas Lawrence: Coming of Age. Amina Wright has worked for three decades as a curator of historic art collections, exhibitions and interiors, specialising in eighteenth-century British art and Old Master paintings. She is currently Senior Curator of the Faith Museum in Bishop Auckland. Registrants to this talk can benefit from a 10% discount on the book of the same title written by Amina Wright (Philip Wilson Publishers).
The Impact of the 20th Century on Women Artists
A conversation between Florrie Evans and Jo Baring, on the views and barriers surrounding women artists in 20th century Britain.
In 1955 a review in The Times described Elisabeth Frink's first solo show as "Here is a sculptor of rare promise, indeed of rare quality, for Miss Frink's handling of the problems of sculptural form is such that one has to make no allowances for her youth, or her sex".This will be a reference point for the talk in which Jo will focus on women sculptors in particular, and Florrie will look at some of the key female artists handled by The Fine Art Society over the years.