Friday 22nd February 2019

Title: A history of art – a journey of discovery

Speaker: Leslie Primo BA MA

During three lectures Leslie will answer the questions: How did we get to where we are today, with the multi-various forms of art from a multitude of artists that is now part of everyday gallery-going life? What were the milestones and the tipping points of Western European art that changed the course of European art history? Leslie will examine and identify what are the key works of art that heralded fundamental changes in the way we view visual arts, and how and why they came to be. From the 1st century to the 21st century, we will witness the birth of Christian art in Byzantium, the emergence of Giotto, the rise of Leonardo and Michelangelo, the end of the Renaissance and the dawn of the Baroque with Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Caravaggio, the beginning of truly commercial art with Rembrandt and Vermeer, the controversial birth of Impressionism with Monet and Renoir that heralded the coming of the modern  age and ultimately, the Contemporary world of art.

Tickets: Tickets cost £35 per person (payment by cheque preferred) and will be available at the February lecture or directly from Marilyn Glover on 01892 512018 or at

Venue: Village Hall, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0JJ. There is free car parking at the venue. For further information, go to: