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The Queen of Instruments: the Lute within Old Master paintings Adam Busiakiewicz Thursday 20 June 2019

This lecture looks at the way painters through the ages have used the lute, and other musical instruments, as devices to express different aspects of the human character. There will be illustrations from Italian renaissance painters and examples from artists as different as Holbein and Jan Steen.  We needn’t merely imagine the effect of hearing this delicate instrument, since Adam has offered to play his lute for us.
 
This evening lecture will take place at JobServe Community Stadium, Colchester CO4 5UP at 6.45 for 7.30 pm.  The bar will be open from 6.45.