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Lecture, Thu 13 Apr 2017, free entry


Fleet Way,
Old Fletton,

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Peterborough Decorative & Fine Arts Society (PDFAS)
Not So Shabby Chic: Juxtaposing works of art from Antiquity to the Present Day

From patterns of collecting in Renaissance Italy to displays of cutting-edge contemporary design, this lecture, by Vivienne Lawes, covers classical works of art, the kunst-und-wunderkammer of Northern Europe, the slowly evolving notion of ‘antiques’ and the late 19th century psychology of gestalt and gestaltung (design). In doing so, it uncovers the key tenets of successful combinations of old and new works of art, illustrated by the best examples in grand collections, both past and present.

Vivienne is an arts journalist, lecturer and curator with over twenty years’
experience in the art market. She studied History with History of Art for her BA (Hons) at York University, followed by an MA in Fine and Decorative Art at Sotheby's Institute, London. She teaches at the City & Guilds of London Art School and Sotheby’s Institute in London. She was accredited as a NADFAS lecturer in 2015.

She has written for many national and international arts publication, including The Art Newspaper, the Guardian and Country Life. Since 2011, as UK consultant to Singapore Gallery, One East Asia, she has co-curated many exhibitions of South East Asian modern and contemporary art in London and Singapore.

She regularly produces artists’ catalogues and is in the process of finishing a book about equine sculpture, as well as contributing to a volume about postwar British art education.

10.45am – Noon (coffee from 10.15am)

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 13 Apr 2017 10:45 to 12:00


Free entry

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