Bertram Aitchison is a graduate in Art History from Birbeck College in the University of London. He has since worked as Senior Lecturer and Academic Advisor to the American Institute for Foreign Study in London, specialising in Western European Art History.
Following his move to Moffat, he has held the position of Secretary to the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society, and resident speaker for the South West of Scotland Art History Society for the last ten years. He is currently one of the visiting speakers on Art History at Higham Hall in Cumbria.
Interpretation is a key process in the appreciation of paintings and can be considerably enhanced by understanding the symbolism and sources inimical to their production. This programme will open a new field of selective perception for those who are interested in looking deeper into art history. Ideal for anyone wishing to broaden their outlook, or refresh their ability to read paintings.
This programme traces the development of French Art from the origins of the French Academy in the 17th century, through to the State relinquishing control of the Salon Exhibitions in the late 19th century. The illustrated talks encompass the works of the many great artists who straddled this time span, from the court painters of Louis X1V until the post Impressionists times. THIS BREAK WILL BE RUN TWICE - once in early January and again in late January.
From Sunday the 19th of January,
until the morning of
Thursday the 23rd of January
There is no supplementary charge for single accommodation on any of our activity breaks, and as normal, we can arrange free transport (on arrival and departure) between the hotel and the bus and railway stations.
Details about all of our activity breaks are readily available - either download a copy from this section, ask for them during you stay, or just telephone the hotel and ask us to forward a programme for whatever activity you are interested in.