The Arts Society

The Arts Society Chester

A Member Society of THE ARTS SOCIETY

Welcome to The Arts Society
Chester

We meet during the lecture season from September to June
on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am or 2pm
at Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester.
Doors open at 10.15am for the morning session
and 1.15pm for the afternoon session.
Tea and Coffee are available before the start of the lecture.

Tuesday 20 February 2018
Tintoretto and the Scuola di San Rocco
Lecturer: Siân Walters
2018 marks the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto's birth.
We will look into the the 60 paintings which cover the walls of the Scuola di San Rocco in Venice. They represent one of the most ambitious artistic projects of the 16th century and one of the greatest achievements of Jacopo Tintoretto. The lecture assesses how these paintings reflect the activities of their patrons and considers their impact and influence on subsequent generations of painters,
including Rubens, Velásquez and El Greco.