This talk is the second of a series of three that will trace the development and stylistic characteristics of Western Art.

After the decline and collapse of the Roman Empire in the West, the Medieval period (6th-15th centuries) developed the artistic heritage of Late Antiquity, through the dominance of the iconographic style of the Christian Church. The Byzantine, from the surviving part of the Roman empire, and the so-called 'barbarian' artistic cultures in Northern Europe, mixed and borrowed to develop a new legacy for Western Art. Then, in the fifteenth century, beginning in Italy and spreading across Europe, the medieval styles merged into the phenomenon known as the Renaissance: when the subject matter and forms of the classical world were rediscovered, leading Europe to the modern era.

The final talk, next autumn, will look at the 'isms', starting with Mannerism and finally reaching present-day Contemporary Art.  

Speaker: Professor Tim Boatswain, Professor of Anthropology and History 

Date and time: Thursday 20 May, 7.30 - 9pm (Participants will be able to join the event from 7.15pm)

Price: £10 (£6 students)

Venue: Online via Zoom.

If you’d like to attend the event but are not free to join us live, please do buy a ticket and you’ll receive the joining details (in case your plans change) and an email detailing how to get a recording of the talk.

The speaker's fee will be going towards the work of Conservation 50

Joining on Zoom on the night

As this talk will be hosted over Zoom, participants will need access to a device which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join by dialling in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids. 

Instructions for joining the talk will be sent via email between 5-5.30pm on the day of the event. If you have not received these details by 5.30pm, please call 01727 890205.

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How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book.