Note the new time of 5:00 pm for all lectures.
(Details of the forthcoming lecture are given below the table )
The 2021 series of OASA Zoom lectures
|8 February||Dr Richard Ormond||Sargent and Spain|
|8 March |
|8 March |
|‘A likeness pleases every body’ – Portraits in literature|
Prof Geoff Batchen
In Absentia: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph
|14 June |
|Dr. Dillian Gordon||From Paris to Siena via Avignon? The enduring enigma of the Wilton Diptych.|
|11 October||Dr. Martin Gayford||Talking to Artists|
|8 November||Prof. Martin Kemp||President’s Inaugural Lecture|
Hockney’s Eye. Looking forward to the Cambridge exhibition, ‘Hockney in Perspective’.
Professor Martin Kemp
President’s Inaugural Lecture
Hockney’s Eye. Looking forward to the Cambridge exhibition, “Hockney in Perspective”
Lecture to the Oxford Art Society Associates, 6 November 2021 at 5.00pm
The exhibition David Hockney in Perspective, curated by Martin Kemp and Martin Gayford, will be held in Cambridge at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Heong Gallery in Downing College, from March to August 2022. It was originally scheduled for the summer of 2021. It will be the first presentation of Hockney’s art that focuses on his life-long exploration of seeing and representing, above all, his insistent challenges to orthodox perspective, naturalistic colour and photography. It includes some of his most exciting and dynamic images, alongside historic paintings and drawings. These include Hobbema’s famous Avenue at Middelharnis from the National Gallery, on which Hockney has worked his own remarkable variations.
Martin Kemp studied Natural Sciences and Art History at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute, London. He was Professor of the History of Art at St. Andrews and the University of Oxford. His 30+ books include, The Science of Art, The Human Animal in Western Art and Science, Leonardo da Vinci. The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man, Christ to Coke and more recently, Mona Lisa with Giuseppe Pallanti, and Living with Leonardo, in addition to a co-authored book on Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi. He wrote regularly for Nature, the essays from which have been published as Visualizations and developed in Seen and Unseen, in which his concept of “structural intuitions” is explored. His book, Visions of Heaven. Dante and the Art of Divine Light, was published by Lund Humphries in March this year.
This lecture will take place online. To register for the event and receive a link, click HERE.
As the Society cannot absorb all the costs of putting on these lectures, we invite those interested to make a donation and suggest £5.
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Background to The OASA Zoom Lecture Programme for 2021
Those of you who are members of the OASA will already have received details of our very exciting programme for 2021. Friends and other visitors to our web pages can see these details here on the OASA Lectures page.
We are very fortunate that three of our lecturers whose talks were cancelled last year have agreed to speak this year and in addition we have been able to secure the services of three further, outstanding, speakers to complete the programme. This includes our illustrious new President, Prof. Martin Kemp, who will deliver his inaugural lecture about David Hockney to us, at the end of the year.
All lectures this year will be given on Zoom, the web-based videoconferencing facility. As you know, this technology has allowed people to keep in touch on a face-to-face basis during the pandemic and for the OASA it offers us the opportunity attend lectures from the comfort of our own homes while we are confined to barracks.
One of the enjoyable aspects of past programmes has been the opportunity to engage in discussion with the lecturer at the end of each talk and this possibility will retained with our Zoom lectures, which will allow us to send in questions via the ‘chat’ facility or ask questions directly at the end of the talks.
Because we are using Zoom, we will of course be able to accommodate a much larger audience than was possible in the past and we shall be looking to attract the interest of students and of members of other art societies to join us
It will be necessary to register on a web page to attend each lecture and we will be letting you know how to do this in a week or so, posting information on this OASA web page and also by email if we have your address.
If you are an OASA member and haven’t received your new membership card, please let Sarah Thorn, our membership secretary know, by sending your mailing and email addresses to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling on: 07811926578
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our new series of lecture and hope to see you there.
Chairman of the OASA On behalf of the OASA Committee