The Arts Society

The Arts Society Chester

A Member Society of THE ARTS SOCIETY

Welcome to The Arts Society

We meet during the lecture season from September to June
on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am or 2pm
at Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester, CH2 1EU
Doors open at 10:15am for the morning session
and 1:15pm for the afternoon session.
Tea and Coffee are available before the start of the lecture

Tuesday 15 May 2018
Jan Van Eyck, Artist and Ambassador

Lecturer : Shirley Smith
Jan Van Eyck is renowned for the depth and luminosity of his paintings, whether of the Virgin and Child or the merchant Giovanni Arnolfini and the numerous men and women he met while working in the court of Philip the Good. However, he was not only a court artist, but an ambassador. The lecture will study his paintings both as works of art and as a reflection of the times in which he lived.