Painting Time lecture

13 April 2021

On 13th April, The Master & Consort were delighted to welcome Clockmakers and Friends for an art lecture, compiled and presented by the art historian, Michael Howard, especially for The Clockmakers Company. 

The Mistress Clockmaker comments: 

“The lecture explored how artists over the centuries, using a medium that is characterised by stillness, faced the challenge of interpreting time in all its dimensions – experiential, physical, biological, social and spiritual.

We enjoyed wonderful works by Leonardo da Vinci, Marc Chagall, Monet, Manet, Degas, Turner, Giotto, Rothko and many more. We saw details of paintings up close and personal on our screens in a way that is not possible in a gallery.

 Michael Howard gave us the opportunity to consider the ways in which we too, as spectators, can use time to enrich our appreciation, pleasure and understanding of some of the world’s greatest masterpieces. It was an enthralling and captivating hour.”

Michael is a published author and exhibited artist at the Royal Academy of Arts. He taught both academic and studio-based students for over three decades at The Manchester Metropolitan University.