London Art Studies was founded in 2011. We started with a few friends who gathered for lunch and a lecture and we have, since then, developed and evolved into the LAS which you see today: a curated digital hub with a global audience. We always want to remain true to those early days and continue to offer our students the opportunity to see our lecturers 'teaching live' in our home city. We hope to welcome you to one of our classes soon.
As part of the Mayfair & St. James's Literary Festival, London Art Studies is pleased to present: Great Tarts in Art: High Culture and the World’s Oldest Profession.
Lecturer Linda Smith will take a closer look at a variety of portraits (and careers!) of some of history’s most notorious mistresses and courtesans in order to take a light- hearted look at changing attitudes to sexual morality through the ages. Starting in 17th Century Britain, the talk looks at portraits of some of Charles II’s best-known mistresses before moving into the 18th Century and the era of Hogarth. Works by Manet, Degas and Renoir will then feature through to an exploration of the radical new artistic techniques used by Picasso and Sickert, ending with a brief look at how today’s artists address this age-old subject matter.
Dangerous Women is the latest video series by London Art Studies: women featured include Kitty Fisher, Paula Rego, Gwen John and Cindy Sherman.