alex@artcity.co.uk
07976 26 25 19
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Alexandra Epps is an accredited NADFAS lecturer and gives talks on a wide variety of arts related subjects for groups, societies, organisations and students, as cultural events or corporate entertainment.


Talks usually last one hour

  • digital powerpoint presentations
  • fees by arrangement
  • study days available by arrangement
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Talks

A big thank you for the wonderful talk you’ve just given here. You communicate your knowledge and your passion for art so well, that you really carry an audience with you. I found it absolutely fascinating...

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Alexandra is always adding to her list of talks so it is best to call or join the Art in the City mailing list where you can be updated, from time to time, with details of any talks or other events being planned.


Current lectures available are listed below

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Inspiration - Artists and their iconic muses

The complex relationship between artist and muse and the inspiration for some of the most significant works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The ‘stunners’ of the Pre Raphaelites; Picasso’s various wives and companions; the Dalí’s - muses as different as the artists themselves.

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Red, White and Blue - A story of three colours in art

The symbolism, significance and spirituality of colour throughout the history of art. Experience the power of the red of the Tudors; the utopian white of Abstraction; the secret formula of Klein blue and Mondrian’s dynamic combination of all three.

Golden Section - Divine proportion in art and architecture

For thousands of years the mystery of the Golden Section has inspired thinkers from all disciplines - artists and architects, mathematicians and musicians. Discover the secrets of its sacred geometry and beauty within creations from classical to contemporary.

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Gallery on the Street - Public art in the City of London

Discover the wealth of modern and contemporary public art in the unique square mile of the City of London - creations ranging from the hand crafted to the high tech. The artists; their techniques, lives and influences plus the history of the fascinating streets where their work can be found.

Art of Light - Stained glass in the City of London

The magical qualities of stained glass windows in the historic churches of the City of London - windows both old and modern created by a series of remarkable artists and craftsmen in a variety of styles. Discover their symbolism, spiritual dimensions and above all radiant visual beauty.

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Unity of the Arts - Architectural sculpture in the City of London

The unique relationship between sculptor and architect at the turn of the twentieth century led to the creation of many remarkable friezes, facades and reliefs on buildings in the City of London. Arts and Crafts, Beaux Arts, Edwardian Baroque and the arrival of the Modern movement.

Coventry Cathedral - Icon and inspiration

The extraordinary story of the rebuilding of the Cathedral as a symbol of peace and reconciliation and its inspiring commitment to the modern. Experience the work of many of the world-class artists associated with its treasures including Epstein, Frink, Piper and Sutherland.

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John Singer Sargent - Power of the portrait

From the scandal of the painting of Madame X to the trials, tribulations and triumph of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, discover the rise, the fall and rise again of John Singer Sargent, the leading portrait painter of his age - the age of elegance.

John Piper - Master of diversity

From cathedrals to churches, cottages to coastlines we are never very far from a place John Piper has painted, written about or undertaken a commission for. One of the most versatile British artists of the twentieth century - painter, designer, stained glass artist, photographer and writer on the arts - a man of many parts.

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Art of the River - Through artists’ eyes

The River Thames has inspired artists for over three hundred years and continues to do so today. Discover a selection of artists from the historical to the contemporary and experience their fascinating views of the river and interpretations of its eventful history.