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Tours, Trips and Study Days

DAY VISITS for 2017

12th July 2017
TYNTESFIELD AND CLEVEDON PIER, SOMERSET

21st September 2017
MADRESFIELD COURT, WORCESTERSHIRE

More details on these trips will be added at a later date.

STUDY DAYS

The Arts Society West Mercia area is hosting two Special Interest Days, as follows:

POWER, PROPAGANDA AND PATRONAGE IN THE ART OF THE RENAISSANCE:
REFORMATION AND COUNTER REFORMATION
To be held in the Big Classical Cheltenham College Bath Road Cheltenham GL53 7LD
500 years ago Martin Luther pinned his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany which led to religious upheaval in Europe. The power of the Renaissance families, together with the actions of avaricious, ambitious Popes lead Luther to make his statements. The warring factions of Protestant Germany, Charles V - Holy Roman Emperor, the Italian Principalities and Francois, King of France were creating tumult in Europe – a momentous period in Europe’s history. The two days will look at many of the works of the period including Titian, Cranach, Raphael, Holbein, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer. A feast indeed.

Day one: Thursday 26th October 2017 - 10 am - 3.30 pm
THE RENAISSANCE INTO THE REFORMATION
Power Propaganda and the Popes:
Cost: Including coffee, biscuits and lunch - £38
Tutor: NICK NELSON
Day two: Thursday 2nd November 2017 -10 am - 3.30 pm
THE REFORMATION AND COUNTER REFORMATION
Art in the Garden of God:
Cost: Including coffee and biscuits and lunch - £38
Tutor: DOUGLAS SKEGGS
Contact: Alexandra Davies ACE – The Arts Society West Mercia
01242 230294 or alexcassie.davies@btinternet.com
Application form can be found on theartssocietywestmercia.org.uk or
theartssocietycheltenham.org.uk websites. Details of location, parking, buses, Park and Ride will be sent with your receipt.