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.
This programme is about Rome and the artists who plied their talents there; and others who never visited but used its reputation as an inspirational source for history painting and grand landscapes. They all left a mark which distinguished them in, or because of, the one time art capital of the Fine Arts in the west.
The programme is a selected survey of the long lasting associations of the art from Scotland with Scottish artists. Some responded in the early days to the momentum of the Enlightenment but inevitiably new ideas and styles were instigated by succeeding generations; all of which has left a significant trail of creative endeavour.
This is a course in which Fine Art is explored in some detail to explain the origin, meaning and development of some works. The concentration is on selected artists, each of a different character and time span, but covering a wide range of artistic endeavour.
From Sunday the 15th of January
2023 until the morning of
Thursday the 19th 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.