THE ARTS
SOCIETY
BATH

Established 38 years ago, The Arts Society Bath (formerly Bath Decorative and Fine Arts Society) has a friendly, active membership who share an appreciation of and commitment to the arts.  

We have an exciting and wide-ranging programme of lectures, special interest days, gallery visits, and other social activities.

New members and visitors are always welcome at our meetings in the Tea Room at the Assembly Rooms Bath. There is a cafe where members can lunch, meet friends and new members before the lecture begins.

For more information, contact us via the contact page.


Lecture March 2nd. 2020


“Through the Glass Darkly”

A Study of Glass Through the Eyes of the Painter









This lecture explores the way in which artists over the centuries have included transparent glass objects in their paintings, taking huge delight in capturing the shadows and reflections seen within the glass as well as displaying their skill in portraying what lies behind and beyond. It will include the remarkable depiction of glass objects in Roman wall-paintings, works by artists such as Titian, Veronese and Caravaggio - where both the Gods of Olympus and the disciples are seen drinking out of fragile Venetian cristallo - and the proliferation of glass drinking vessels in Dutch still-life paintings.

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Special Interest Day

Tuesday March 3rd 2020

‘Masterpieces of Tate Britain’













Lecturer:

Val Woodgate

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