Note the new time of 5:00 pm for all lectures. The AGM is at 4:30 pm prior to the March 8th lecture. (Details of the forthcoming lecture are given below the table )
Background to the 2021 series of OASA Zoom lectures
|8 February||Dr Richard Ormond||Sargent and Spain|
|8 March |
|8 March |
|Tim Moreton||‘A likeness pleases every body’ – Portraits in fiction.|
|10 May||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. Thoughts on the Cambridge exhibition, ‘Hockney in Perspective’.
Sargent & Spain – Richard Ormond
Lecture to the Oxford Art Society Associates, 8th February 2021
Richard Ormond at the time of gifting a collection of letters, sketches and memorabilia to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, towards the establishment of the John Singer Sargent Archive (Boston Globe, June 2015 – Hannah McKay for The Boston Globe)
This lecture is the first of our Zoom lecture programme for 2021.
Our speaker, Richard Ormond, was Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London between 1975-83 and was Director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, from 1986 to 2000. During this period, he was responsible for a sequence of spectacular exhibitions, including Armada, Mutiny on the Bounty, Henry VIII, Pirates, Titanic and the Story of Time. He served as the Samuel H. Kress professor at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2001-02. He has written extensively on 19th century British art, and authored books and catalogues on Frederic, Lord Leighton, Sir Edwin Landseer, F.X. Winterhalter and G.F. Watts.
In relation to his February lecture to the OASA, our lecturer is co-author of the nine-volume Sargent catalogue raisonné, published by Yale University Press, 1998-2016, and is a great nephew of the artist. He is co-curating an exhibition on ‘Sargent in Spain’ for the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and for the San Francisco Art Museums, 2022-23.
Sargent’s love of things Spanish ran deep, embracing the exotic qualities of Spanish life and character, its art both past and present, its flamboyant music and dance, its magnificent architecture, its literature, landscape and its people. The lecture will draw out the influences that helped to nurture and develop Sargent’s art. Over the course of six lengthy journeys to Spain (1879, 1892, 1895, 1903, 1908 and 1912), the artist executed over two hundred oil paintings and water-colours of Spanish subjects.
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.
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 below.
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