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The Horse – Modernity and Modern Art, from Stubbs to Wallinger

The Arts Society Leicester present The Horse – Modernity and Modern Art, from Stubbs to Wallinger

Speaker – Nicholas Watkins

This lecture traces modern themes from George Stubbs, the greatest horse painter of all time; to Duchamp-Villon’s Large Horse, a modern metaphor of horsepower; Munnings’ horses as defining images of Englishness and Picasso’s agonised horse in its death throes in Guernica. Concluding with the diverse ways in which contemporary artists have made use of the expressive power of the equestrian image.

Further Information

From September to June ASL present a programme of lectures covering a wide range of interests and tastes with an informative line-up of speakers talking about a variety of subjects. Whether you come on your own or with friends you will be in the company of like-minded people in a vibrant environment of learning, sharing and socialising.

Members – membership of ASL offers the chance to enjoy nine lectures a year in addition to numerous other benefits including newsletters and volunteering opportunities plus the option to take part in visits, study days and an annual social event.

Visitors – non-members are most welcome to attend up to two lectures annually, it is an excellent way to try out membership. Just come along and pay on the door, attendance at one lecture costs £7.