171207 – Thursday, 7 December – The Arts Society Marina Alta, Parador, Javea

Thursday, 7 December:
The next meeting of The Arts Society Marina Alta…Thurs. 7th Dec. Parador Hotel Javea.
Carrying on from our recent, marvellous virtual trip around Barcelona with Gaudi, where 120 members and guests managed to avoided the trams ! although spellbound with the illustrations and anecdotes of Professor Clyde Binfield our Arts Society presenter.

We are now very pleased to confirm the finale of our presentations this year.

Also, a small taster for next year …..

Thursday 7th December – A Gentle Introduction to Art Deco.
Presented by Eric Knowles. With over twenty five years’ experience lecturing to museums and galleries around the world, including the V&A, British Museum, Eric has broadcast for thirty years with the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Eric has travelled around the UK with his “wickedly funny and informative “ mini Antiques Roadshow. He is well known for his many appearances on mainstream BBC Arts programs over 20 years, with his in-depth knowledge and understanding of a vast range of antiques.

Born a Lancastrian, but now living in London, Eric is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (don’t forget to bring your badges).

Other, little known facts are that Eric has a passion for 60’s Motown music, has appeared with some success on Celebrity Mastermind and for some diverse reason supports Wycombe Wanderers football team.

Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. It became popular in the 1920s and 1930s and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners.
Unlike the preceding Art Nouveau style, Art Deco features geometric shapes, clear and precise lines, and decoration which is attached to the structure. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology.
During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. It was the first truly international architectural style

Eric Knowle’s presentation is visually illustrated with stunning images and an immensely enjoyable mixture of fascinating, and often irrelevant anecdotes of his own.

Venue: Parador de Javea
Doors open: 10:00am. Meeting begins: 11:00am
Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement with the secretary@marinaaltaarts.com
Sponsor: Blevins Franks