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 13 October 2016

The Bruges of van Eyck and Memling.

Lecturer: Dr Paula Nuttall

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.

Please join us at the Memorial Hall, Whitefield Road, New Milton, on Thursday 13th October. Coffee is served from 10am, followed by the lecture at 10.30am. Visitors are welcome at a charge of £6.

         Rosemary Hancock

Tickets for our next visit to Sherborne Castle will be on sale before the start of this lecture. For more information click here.


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 2015
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 2015
Lecturer: Vivienne Lawes

Boldness and Theatricality: Baroque


8 December 2015
Lecturer: Dr Rosamund Bartlett

Father Frost and Old New Year: Russia




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