New Milton Decorative and Fine Arts Society

Title Venue:
Memorial Hall,
Whitefield Road,
New Milton

Meeting time:
2nd Thursday of the
month at 10.30am
Coffee from 10.00am to 10.20am,
doors close at 10.30.

Visitors:
lecture fee £6.00
Subscription: £40.00

Contacts:
Membership Secretary

New Milton DFAS Programme of Events until June 2017


Next Event:  Thursday 8 December 2016

Father Frost and Old New Year: Russia

Lecturer: Dr Rosamund Bartlett

In seasonal spirit, our December lecture Father Frost & Old New Year: Russia will introduce us to the festive customs observed in times past and present of a country whose mid-winter traditions are likely to be unfamiliar.
Does Father Frost have anything in common with Father Christmas? What are his origins? Is he always a jolly sort of chap or does he have a sinister side? What is meant by the old New Year? Is it still celebrated?

Dr Rosamund Bartlett, a cultural historian with expertise in Russian literature, music, and art, will provide answers to these and any other questions you may have!

Come and join us on Thursday December 8th at the Memorial Centre , Whitefield Road, New Milton. Visitors are most welcome for a charge of £6. The lecture begins at 10.30, but do join us from 10 onwards for tea, coffee, and Christmas nibbles on the house!

         Rosemary Hancock


8 September 2016

Lecturer: Professor Marie Conte-Helm OBE

'Masterpieces in Chinese Landscape Painting'.


Discover this less well known genre of painting as she charts the development and evolution of this important tradition, and its essential elements of mountains and water, or 'shan sui'.

By introducing a range of examples from different periods, the lecture will reveal ways of 'reading' Chinese landscape painting, and understanding the differences in content, style and philosophical inspiration that have contributed to this unique artistic genre.


13 October 2016
Lecturer: Dr Paula Nutall

The Bruges of van Eyck and Memling.


Many of you will have visited the Flemish city of Bruges, with its medieval architecture and circuitous canals as this 'Venice of the North' has been hugely popular with tourists since the nineteenth century.
It may be that van Eyck's painting The Arnolfini Marriage (1434) is one of your favourites in the National Gallery, London, home also to several religious paintings and portraits by his contemporary, Memling, e.g. the Virgin and Child (c.1475).
In this lecture Dr Paula Nuttall will take us back to fifteenth century Bruges - its golden age - where both the German Hans Memling (c.1430-1494), leading painter of his day, and the Dutch Jan van Eyck (c.1390-1441), credited, incidentally, for inventing oil painting, lived and prospered.


10 November 2016
Lecturer: Vivienne Lawes

Boldness and Theatricality: Baroque

Baroque style spanned the whole of the 17th century and beyond, a period in which notions of the exotic and the dramatic found fertile intellectual ground. This was reflected in the fine and decorative arts, from the virtuoso sculpture of Bernini , the floral marquetry of Northern European furniture and the auricular style of the silver creations of the brilliant van Vianen brothers, to the English court style of William and Mary under the rigorous eye of Daniel Marot. It was also the period in which conscious appreciation of everyday objects as 'antiques' germinated.
In her lecture, Vivienne Lawes will explore the intellectual climate and the stylistic motifs that made the Baroque such a long-lived international style.


8 December 2016
Lecturer: Dr Rosamund Bartlett

Father Frost and Old New Year: Russia


In seasonal spirit, our December lecture Father Frost & Old New Year: Russia will introduce us to the festive customs observed in times past and present of a country whose mid-winter traditions are likely to be unfamiliar.
Does Father Frost have anything in common with Father Christmas? What are his origins? Is he always a jolly sort of chap or does he have a sinister side? What is meant by the old New Year? Is it still celebrated?
Dr Rosamund Bartlett, a cultural historian with expertise in Russian literature, music, and art, will provide answers to these and any other questions you may have!


12 January 2017
Lecturer: Clive Stewart-Lockhart

Edward Barnsley and Ernest Gimson: Cabinet Makers


9 February 2017
Lecturer: Nicola Moorby

River of England: Turner and the Thames


9 March 2017
Lecturer: Dr Sarah Pearson

Amazing Architecture: from the Sublime to the Ridiculed.


16 March 2017   -   Special Interest Day

Lecturer: Mark Hill

20th Century Glass: New Markets


13 April 2017

AGM 10.15am

followed by

Lecturer: Jacqueline Hyman

Sticky Tape, Moths and Men: Textile conservation.


11 May 2017
Lecturer: Mary Rose Rivett-Carnac

Discover the Paintings You Own: the Public Catalogue Foundation


8 June 2017
Lecturer: Elizabeth Merry

Jane Austin in Bath


16 March 2017

Special Interest Day


Lecturer: Mark Hill

20th Century Glass: New Markets