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THE ARTS
SOCIETY
BATH




“Through the Glass Darkly”:

A Study of Glass Through the Eyes of the Painter

1.30 pm Monday  March 2nd 2020

















This lecture explores the way in which artists over the centuries have included transparent glass objects in their paintings, taking huge delight in capturing the shadows and reflections seen within the glass as well as displaying their skill in portraying what lies behind and beyond. It will include the remarkable depiction of glass objects in Roman wall-paintings, works by artists such as Titian, Veronese and Caravaggio - where both the Gods of Olympus and the disciples are seen drinking out of fragile Venetian cristallo - and the proliferation of glass drinking vessels in Dutch still-life paintings.


Lecturer:  Jane Gardener has an MA History of Art, University of London. Trained at the V&A and continues to lecture there. Was Senior Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art for 17 years, becoming a Deputy Director of Sotheby's, UK. Jane has also lectured for the National Trust, the Art Fund, London University, Buckingham University, l'Institut d'Etudes Superieures des Arts in Paris, a private women's college in Saudi Arabia, on cruise ships and at antiques fairs and interior design conferences in America.


Date and Time:  1.30 pm Monday  March 2nd 2020

Venue:  The Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH


Visitors Welcome - £10.00 at the door








The Arts Society, Bath is a member of The Arts Society, an Art Education Charity