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Arts Society King’s Lynn lecture on Golden Age of British Landscape Painting includes Gainsborough, Constable and J.M.W. Turner with Victoria and Albert Museum curator

The next lecture of The Arts Society King’s Lynn, TASKL, will be held on Thursday, November 10 when members will be treated to a wonderful tour of The Golden Age of British Landscape Painting.

This will describe the great age of British landscape painting, from its origins in the picturesque scenes of 18th-century painters Richard Wilson and Thomas Gainsborough, through John Constable’s sparklingly fresh observations of nature, to dramatic paintings by J.M.W. Turner and intensely detailed paintings by members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

The lecturer will be Dr Susan Owens, an art historian, writer and who was a curator at the Royal Collection before becoming curator of paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her most recent book ‘Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers and the British Landscape’ is a Times art book of the year, so this promises to be a treat for all lovers of landscape paintings.

Dr Susan Owens
Dr Susan Owens

In addition to the lecture, this month TASKL members and guests will also able to enjoy a trip to the new exhibition ‘Visions of Egypt’ at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich on November 17 as one of their regular social events.

Everyone is welcome to join either of these events, so if you are interested in finding out more, visit the TASKL website at www.theartssocietykingslynn.org.uk. New members are always welcome to join the Society and can contact the membership secretary on 01366 328648 or via email at info@theartssocietykingslynn.org.uk.

TASKL meets for lectures once a month on the second Thursday from September to May and membership is just £52 for a year or you are welcome to go along to individual lectures as a guest for £10.

Golden age of landscape painting
Golden age of landscape painting

TASKL has a number of active volunteering groups and their Young Arts Group is once again busy preparing dozens of children’s art packs to be given out to clients of King’s Lynn Foodbank this Christmas.

“As a society we always aim to offer our members, alongside our excellent quality lectures and social events, the chance to enjoy different opportunities to contribute to the cultural life of our local community. As so many people are struggling at the moment, we are particularly pleased to be able to provide these packs again for children around King’s Lynn,” explained Stuart Dimmock, TASKL chairman.

Anyone wishing to help with this project can find details about how to contact the Arts Volunteers on the TASKL website.

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