Sunday Lecture – Imaging the Merchant Princes of the Renaissance with Mike Hope

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£16 includes tea and cake

Oct 23 2022, 2.00 pm to Oct 23 2022, 4.00 pm

£16 includes tea and cake

Mike Hope

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Description

This lecture will look at and assess the rise of and demands for lifelike portraiture amongst the growing wealthy elites of Northern Europe. In turn the employment of new materials and paints would be enthusiastically embraced by Northern European artists from the early Flemish masters such as Rogier van der Weyden and Jan van Eyck to the Holbein Dynasty. The new elite sought to be immortalised in paint and these pictures reflect a rapidly changing political and economic scene across Western Europe.

Pre-booked carvery lunch available £18 per person.

Performer background

Mike Hope author, lecturer, curator and designer spent over twenty-five years lecturing and holding senior management posts in four Universities (Staffordshire, Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent and Plymouth) and has spent nearly thirty years delivering Summer School Programmes. He has lectured around the world and was a founder board member of The European Academy of Design. Alongside an extensive publication list, he has researched, designed and curated many exhibitions. He is a lecturer for Travel Editions Art & History Abroad programme. He is also currently a member of the Exeter Diocesan Advisory Board and advisor on stained glass to the Diocese of Exeter.