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DateLecture
17 January 2019THE PLAGUE: ART AND THE ULTIMATE CALAMITY
21 February 2019THE ANTIQUES ROADSHOW : BEHIND THE SCENES AND THE GREAT DISCOVERIES
21 March 2019TANTRUMS AND TIARAS : BACKSTAGE AT COVENT GARDEN
18 April 2019MASTERS OF THE NORTH : THE GOLDEN AGE OF NORDIC PAINTING
16 May 2019PEASANT PASTIMES? THE ART OF PIETER BRUEGEL THE ELDER
20 June 2019THE MAGIC OF PRAGUE: CZECH ART AND CULTURE

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THE PLAGUE: ART AND THE ULTIMATE CALAMITY Dr James Grant MBE, retired country doctor, lecturer Thursday 17 January 2019

This lecture covers 700 years of art history related to the plague from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. It illustrates how artists such as Tintoretto, Raphael and Titian, amongst many others, reflected in their art the wide range of human response to the devastating affect of plague on individuals and communities. It also illustrates the triumph of the human spirit in the face of great adversity.

Dr James Grant MBE is a retired country doctor with a lifetime of working in the NHS, both in hospital and in rural practice. He is passionate about all aspects of medicine, its history and its relationship to art and artists.