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17 June 2019The Art of Partying - A Feast for the Eyes.
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The Art of Partying - A Feast for the Eyes. Alice Foster Monday 17 June 2019

 Alice is a Lecturer at the Ashmolean Museum and for the Three Counties Art History Group.

The depiction of parties has always been popular in the history of Western Art. The lecture take us from  2nd century Greek mosaics to 18th century Harlequins and on to the celebratory styles of 20th century painters. The history of merrymaking will be traced in a feast of colour.