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DateLecture
21 December 2017From Magic Lantern to Metro Goldwyn Mayer
16 November 2017Piero della Francesca - Modern Painter of the Renaissance
19 October 2017Children's Book Illustrations
28 September 2017The Beauty of Frames
17 August 2017Signs & Symbols: The Hidden Messages in Paintings
20 July 2017Three Contemporary Sculptors - Gormley, Kapoor, and Parker
22 June 2017Hockney at 80
18 May 2017The Golden Section: Divine Proportion in Art and Architecture
20 April 2017The Musical World of Gainsborough and Zoffany
16 March 2017The Lure of Ivory
16 February 2017David Hockney - Bradford's Modern Master
19 January 2017The Power of Jewellery
15 December 2016Glad Tidings - The story of the Annunciation
17 November 2016The Elgin Marbles - Acquired 200 years ago, do we keep them or send them back?
20 October 2016Three Great Families and their Gardens
15 September 2016Salisbury Cathedral - the making and unmaking of a masterpiece
11 August 2016Victorian Art: Secrets and Scandals Special Annual Lecture
21 July 2016The Great Fire of London: 350th Anniversary Lecture
16 June 2016The American West: Paintings and photography from the 19th Century to now
19 May 2016From Egg to Bacon - British Painting from 1850 to 1950
21 April 2016The Founders and Treasures of the Wallace Collection
17 March 2016The Paintings of Hieronymus Bosch - who died 500 years ago this year
18 February 2016Botticelli's Florence (This lecture will complement the major exhibition at the V&A)
21 January 2016Walter Sickert and the Camden Town Group
17 December 2015Rag Dolls to Robots - a World History of Toys
19 November 2015Treasures of Spanish Art - From El Greco to Goya
15 October 2015Great Photographs of the 20th Century
17 September 2015Ballets Russes: Picasso, Matisse & Chagall
06 August 2015Picasso's Women
16 July 2015The Celts - a lecture linked to the British Museum exhibition
18 June 2015Art and the Napoleonic Wars - a lecture to mark the bi-centenary of Waterloo 1815
21 May 2015Contemporary Architecture from Around the World - The latest and best
16 April 2015David Bomberg - a British Cubo-Futurist
19 March 2015Thr Art of the Japanese Garden - from tradition to modernity
19 February 2015Marine Paintings - from Turner to Wallis
15 January 2015The Divine Michelangelo - The power and the glory
18 December 2014A Child of Six Could Do It - Cartoonists on modern art
20 November 2014Andy Goldsworthy - The tradition of Constable and Turner transformed
16 October 2014Vermeer's Shadow - Hans Van Meegeren, master forger
18 September 2014Stained Glass in Modern Architecture
14 August 2014Special charity Lecture in Aid of Magic Lantern: Who is the Father of Modern Art? A personal selection
17 July 2014A Bitter Truth - Art and the great war
19 June 2014Islamic Art - Exploring the decorative arts of the Islamic world
15 May 2014Gustav Klimt - Fin de siecle sensualist
17 April 2014Out of the Blue - The story of blue in art
20 March 2014Hogarth - Harlots, Rapes and Crashing China
20 February 2014The Posters of the Belle Epoque; the great age of the poster
16 January 2014THE FAIRER SEX: WOMEN IN EGYPTIAN ART
19 December 2013A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS: UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS
21 November 2013AGM, followed by SURREALISM: DREAMS AND SEXUALITY
17 October 2013GYPSIES, TRAMPS AND THIEVES
19 September 2013FLORENCE, THE MEDICI AND SANDRO BOTTICELLI
18 July 2013HANS HOLBEIN THE YOUNGER
20 June 2013THE HORSE, MODERNITY AND MODERN ART
16 May 2013METAMORPHOSIS IN MODERN SCULPTURE
18 April 2013HEADS OF THE PEOPLE: The Victorian face in painting, photography and cartoons
21 March 2013ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? The history of the chair from ancient to modern times
21 February 2013THE NEW ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM and its CLASSICAL COLLECTION
17 January 2013THE BOOK AS ART FORM

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From Magic Lantern to Metro Goldwyn Mayer Geri Parlby Thursday 21 December 2017

The moving image has been a powerful source for imagination from the first moment a magic lantern flickered into life in the 17th century.

In this lecture Geri will be looking at how the Motion Pictures industry first developed throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. How it then went on to change the face of entertainment and inspire the imagination of some of the greatest artists of the early 20th century.

 

Geri is a former Fleet Street journalist and film PR. She has been lecturing for the past ten years and now heads up the Visual Arts distance learning programme for Exeter University.