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’.
Talking to Artists
Lecture to the Oxford Art Society Associates, 11 October 2021 at 5.00pm
Talking to Artists
Martin Gayford will discuss the process of interviewing and collaborating with artists including Antony Gormley, David Hockney and Lucian Freud.
This lecture will take place online.
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Our speaker, Martin Gayford, is art critic of the Spectator and the author of biographical studies of Michelangelo, John Constable and Vincent van Gogh. In 2016 he published A History of Pictures, co-written with David Hockney, and has also written A Bigger Message, a volume of conversations with Hockney.
He sat for portraits by both Hockney and Lucian Freud, the latter experience being the subject of his book Man with a Blue Scarf (2010). His other publications include Rendez-Vous with Art, co-authored with Philippe de Montebello, a two-volume study of Freud, a survey of painting in London after the Second World War entitled Modernists and Mavericks, and The Pursuit of Art, a collection of travels and interviews.
He was the co-curator of the exhibition, Constable Portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery in 2009, and is also co-curator of a Hockney exhibition scheduled for March 2022 at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and other venues, and, additionally, an exhibition of Lucian Freud’s still life paintings and drawings at the Freud Museum, London in Autumn 2022.
In November 2020 he published Shaping the World: Sculpture from Prehistory to Now, co-written with Antony Gormley. His latest book is Spring Cannot Be Cancelled, co-written with David Hockney, 2021.
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