Jo Walton on Bernini and Baroque Rome

The latest talk organised by the Chiswick Decorative & Fine Arts Society

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The latest lecture organised by the Chiswick Decorative & Fine Arts Society (ChDFAS) will be a talk by Jo Walton on Bernini and Baroque Rome.

It takes place at the usual venue of the Malinova Room at The Polish Centre (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith on Thursday 10 November at 8pm with the bar open from 7.30pm. Ticket cost £8 for non-members £8 on the door (refundable against membership).

Rome is a city of many glories, from distant antiquity onwards, and amongst her  remarkable churches, fountains and monuments are the spectacular works of  Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This complex, driven artist was the friend and confidant  of  popes and princes, a child prodigy and a prolific, if understandably arrogant,  genius. Find out about his architecture, sculpture, paintings, fountains – even plays  – but also discover why such exuberance and magnificence became  powerful weapons in a religious and political propaganda war.

Jo Walton  has combined teaching and lecturing with a career in art bookselling and has been a volunteer guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. She is now a freelance lecturer for NADFAS, the Art Fund, and Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and local art societies.

ChDFAS l ectures take place on the second Thursday of the month at 8pm, excepting January and  August.

November 2, 2016

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