7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre
Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School
Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom
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This lecture reveals the fascinating insight into this moving story afforded by the paintings of more than a dozen superb artists, yet whose work is still relatively unknown in the West. Up until the early 19th century Russian painting consisted almost entirely of academic styles and subject matter dominated by the west, Paris in particular. Artists such as Alexey Venetsianov, encouraged by Czar Nicholas I’s promotion of ‘national trends’ began to change the focus towards more home grown themes.  Later the pioneering work of the group known as ‘The Wanderers’  Russian society was put more fully under the microscope. By then the serfs had been liberated, in many cases ill-equipped to deal with the challenges of their new found freedom, as were their masters who suddenly found themselves with vast estates and a much reduced workforce.

A senior modern languages teacher in an independent grammar school for many years, Brian has also enjoyed a successful parallel career since the 1980’s as a professional artist and interior designer. Since 2006, he has been regularly appointed to a number of prestigious ocean and river cruise lines, either as resident artist, guest lecturer on art history or as destination speaker for more than forty countries. Most recently this work has successfully extended to art guiding through important towns and museums in France, Belgium, Holland and Spain.


January 9
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Brian Healey