Lecture and Afternoon Tea: John Singer Sargent
Lecture | The Kippington Centre
Tuesday 13 February 2018 - 13:45 until 16:00
John Singer Sargent – much more than a modern Van Dyck
Frank Woodgate, a renowned Tate guide and lecturer, will give an illustrated talk on John Singer Sargent. Sargent was the great society portraitist at the turn of the 20th century. His work was varied and imaginative, and more than justified his position as the leading British portraitist of the period. This lecture examines his work alongside some of the great art of Van Dyck, with whom he was compared by Rodin.
However, the breadth of Sargent’s work can still surprise people and Frank will also look at examples of his land and seascapes, inspired by the Impressionists; his work as an official War Artist in World War I; and his extremely beautiful and delicate watercolours.
Coffee will be available from 1.45pm, and the talk will be followed by the Committee’s special afternoon tea, with home-made sandwiches, cakes and biscuits.
This event has been organised by the Kent Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.