The Arts So­ci­ety Novem­ber lec­tures

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By Leigh Beaton therto artists. a tal­ented and suc­cess­ful Ital­ian Renaissance painter. Her lengthy ca­reer in­cluded fif­teen years paint­ing por­traits at the court of King Philip II of Spain. An­guis­sola was cel­e­brated in her life­time: her work was ad­mired and dis­cussed by Vasari and when she was in her 90s, An­thony Van Dyck sought her ad­vice on art.

This lec­ture presents An­guis­sola’s life and ca­reer in its his­tor­i­cal con­text and ex­plains how her oeu­vre is grow­ing as she is now recog­nised as the au­thor of paint­ings hi­at­tributed to male an over­view of the work of Sal­vador Dalí.

I be­gin by con­sid­er­ing the painter's early life and in­flu­ences and the va­ri­ety of styles he tried be­fore devel­op­ing and set­tling on his own idio­syn­cratic style.

Dalí came late to Sur­re­al­ism and was ousted by its con­trol­ling leader An­dre Bre­ton be­fore too many years had passed. Nev­er­the­less Dalí is of­ten re­garded as the ar­che­typal Sur­re­al­ist. I dis­cuss this no­tion but also ex­plain Dalí's per­sonal re­sponse to Sur­re­al­ism, in par­tic­u­lar the ap­proach he called his 'para­noiac crit­i­cal ac­tiv­ity', one which life and By Charles Ed­wards TO CO­IN­CIDE with the chimes of Big Ben in Lon­don, the Coín Branch of The Royal Bri­tish Le­gion will be hold­ing its 12th An­nual Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance at the Coín Ceme­tery Chapel on Satur­day Novem­ber 11 start­ing at 11.30.

The ser­vice will be at­tended by the mayor, town coun­cil­lors, lo­cal Guardia Civil of­fi­cers, The Rid­ers Branch of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, the TAPAS Choir and will be con­ducted by the Branch Chap­lain, Mrs Caro­line Macfar­lane.

Every­one is warmly in­vited to at­tend. The Bell Cer­e­mony with the nam­ing of fallen heroes known to us will take place dur­ing the ser­vice and every­one is in­vited to sub­mit names.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and to add a name to the bell cer­e­mony please con­tact RBL Coín Branch chair­man on 663 157 776 or email chair man@coin­ Al­ter­na­tively see the web­site www.coin­

Self-por­trait at the Easel by So­fon­isba An­guis­sola

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