The Arts Society Kennet & Swindon lecture – Sculpture in Steel: The Art of European Arms and Armour
15 March 2021 @ 11:00 am
Our next meeting will be held on Monday 15th March via zoom. Our AGM will begin at 10 30, and the lecture to which you are heartily invited will begin at 11 00. The lecture:
The March lecture: Sculpture in Steel: The Art of European Arms and Armour. The art of arms and armour is riddled with prejudice and misconception. During Medieval and Renaissance times armour combined both leading elements of contemporary design, decoration, ingenuity and engineering that could effectively produce wearable steel sculpture. Metal plates not only protected the wearer during battle and tournament, but also became works of art to envelop the wearer in an embodiment of strength, elegance, power and style. Exquisite surviving pieces of decorated European arms and armour reflect the skill of the armourer and the prestige of this underrated art form during the age of ‘the steel knights’.
The lecturer: Adam Busiakiewitz is a lutenist and art historian. He read history at UCL, graduating in 2010, and then became Head of Historical Interpretation at Warwick Castle. Adam is a regular guide and lecturer at the Wallace Collection and also gives regular lectures at the National Gallery.
For Adam this is a welcome return after entertaining us with his lecture ‘The Queen of Instruments: the Lute in Old Master Paintings in December 2018.
We charge £5 per household and further details (payment and the zoom link) available from Christopher Rogers 01672 861374 or email@example.com Do please join us; you would be very welcome.