january, 1970

1jan12:00 am- 12:00 amGreenlaw Lecture Series: Breaking News in 18th Century Europe; Tuesday AM12:00 am - 12:00 am

Event Details

Breaking News in 18th Century Europe

People, Places and Events

Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw

The 18th century was a time of travel in Europe. The major wars of Louis XIV ended with his death, and Napoleon’s rise was far in the distance. While periodic conflicts took place between the Great Powers, for the most part, the major cities were open to visitors. Travelers flocked to see the new sights and to attend and participate in the numerous civic and religious festivals which transformed city squares and internal spaces. These festivals were enlivened further by specially composed music and spectacular fireworks.

To document these events, a new genre of painters arose. These vedute artists (view painters) – Canaletto, Panini, Hubert Robert and others – documented the renewed architecture and appearance of the cities, and the dramatic celebrations which attracted the visiting throngs.

The core of the idea for this course was a marvelous exhibition: EYEWITNESS VIEWS – MAKING HISTORY IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EUROPE, at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit will travel to Minneapolis and Cleveland later this year and in early 2018. This exhibit focused on the pageant of these historical events. However, I am planning to take the idea further in this 10 week course, to focus on the major cities of Europe: London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Prague and more; and the artists who provided our visual knowledge of them today.

BREAKING NEWS IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE is a 10-week course to be presented at St. Martin’s Activity Center from Sept. 12-13 through November 21-22, 2017 (there will be a one-week break with no class on Oct. 17-18). The course will be presented three times each week – on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings (9:30-11:30 a.m.) and Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:30 p.m.).

The fee for the course is $200 (you may, if you wish, register for either half of the course: Sessions 1-5, or 6-10, for $125 either half). To register, Click here to download and print the attached form.  Complete and send, with a check in the proper amount to Barry A. Greenlaw, P.0. Box 870, Columbus, Texas 78934.

If you have questions or need further information, please call Barry Greenlaw at 713-781-9028 or email bagreenlaw@aol.com

 

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 am - 12:00 am

january, 1970

1jan12:00 am- 12:00 amGreenlaw Lecture Series: Breaking News in 18th Century Europe; Tuesday AM12:00 am - 12:00 am

Event Details

Breaking News in 18th Century Europe

People, Places and Events

Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw

The 18th century was a time of travel in Europe. The major wars of Louis XIV ended with his death, and Napoleon’s rise was far in the distance. While periodic conflicts took place between the Great Powers, for the most part, the major cities were open to visitors. Travelers flocked to see the new sights and to attend and participate in the numerous civic and religious festivals which transformed city squares and internal spaces. These festivals were enlivened further by specially composed music and spectacular fireworks.

To document these events, a new genre of painters arose. These vedute artists (view painters) – Canaletto, Panini, Hubert Robert and others – documented the renewed architecture and appearance of the cities, and the dramatic celebrations which attracted the visiting throngs.

The core of the idea for this course was a marvelous exhibition: EYEWITNESS VIEWS – MAKING HISTORY IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EUROPE, at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit will travel to Minneapolis and Cleveland later this year and in early 2018. This exhibit focused on the pageant of these historical events. However, I am planning to take the idea further in this 10 week course, to focus on the major cities of Europe: London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Prague and more; and the artists who provided our visual knowledge of them today.

BREAKING NEWS IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE is a 10-week course to be presented at St. Martin’s Activity Center from Sept. 12-13 through November 21-22, 2017 (there will be a one-week break with no class on Oct. 17-18). The course will be presented three times each week – on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings (9:30-11:30 a.m.) and Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:30 p.m.).

The fee for the course is $200 (you may, if you wish, register for either half of the course: Sessions 1-5, or 6-10, for $125 either half). To register, Click here to download and print the attached form.  Complete and send, with a check in the proper amount to Barry A. Greenlaw, P.0. Box 870, Columbus, Texas 78934.

If you have questions or need further information, please call Barry Greenlaw at 713-781-9028 or email bagreenlaw@aol.com

 

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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