june, 2020

tue9jun2:00 pm- 4:00 pmThe Arts Society Lecture "The Forensic Eye”2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Event Type 2:Joanna Leach Auditorium


Event Details

“The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur” Dr Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe

How do dealers, auctioneers and museum staff determine whether a piece is by one painter or another? What role does the signature play, and what are the key clues to look for when deciding who painted the picture?

Artists before the 18th century usually worked with a number of assistants around them, who were trained to reproduce the style of the master as closely as possible. How can we study these workshop productions, distinguishing between master and pupil, master and copyists? In this lecture, we consider clues, weigh up their relative usefulness, and learn some of the tricks of the connoisseur. The lecture ends with a chance to try out your skills, identifying artists in “spot the artist”.

Visitors and members of the public are very welcome to attend the lectures. £7.50 for guests or visitors payable on the door.

The Honiton Society is a registered charity (registered charity number 1111757) run by an enthusiastic and lively team.  At our heart is the Lectures Programme with lectures held on the second Tuesday of the month from October to June.  Our lectures are chosen to cover all aspects of the arts and are given by carefully selected lecturers chosen for their expertise and presentation ability.


(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm