The Arts Society Cardiff November 2018
The Queen of Instruments - The Lute within Old Masters Paintings, Lecturer Adam Busiakiewicz
This lecture looks at the lute and other musical instruments as devices to express various aspects of the human character throughout the ages. Painters of the Italian Renaissance depicted golden haired angels plucking its delicate strings; in the 16th Century it became a pastime for educated courtiers as seen in paintings by Holbein and Titian. Throughout the 17th Century the lute continued to emphasise the intimate, debauched and transient pleasures of interior scenes by Jan Steen and portraits by Frans Hals. There will also be a live music performance by the lecturer.
Visitors: £7 (on the door, space permitting)