2019 Theatre & Workshops
Experts Theatre 2019
Suzani. Flowers from the Desert - Silk Dowry Embroideries from Central Asia
The exuberant beauty of central Asian embroideries has fascinated collectors over the years but there are still many questions about their exact place of origin and date of manufacture.
Delving into the aesthetics and meanings of the artworks can prove as difficult as a western traveller’s journey into Central Asia in the 19th century. This talk will offer inroads into exploring the facts we know so far and explain different theories about the missing information.
An Introduction to Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light
The National Gallery is currently showing the first exhibition in modern times in London devoted to the work of the Spanish artist Joachin Sorolla. He lived until 1923 and his wide range of work from sun filled landscape and genre scenes, to portraits, social themes and nudes, was hugely popular in his life time, but fell out of favour after his death. This brief introduction will contribute to the growing efforts to bring his wonderful work back before the public eye.