Category archives for: Lectures

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: The court painter of the Moulin Rouge

Au Moulin Rouge

By Stephen Eaker Born into an aristocratic and wealthy family, Toulouse-Lautrec would become one of the greatest post-impressionist painters and a powerful force and influence for future artists such as Picasso and Modigliani. Lecture “Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: The Court Painter of the Moulin Rouge” Wed, Apr 23, 4:30pm and 6:30pm La Ostra Roja A Casa [...]

1910 Boccioni The City Rises

By Béa Aaronson “A roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire is more beautiful than the Victory of the Samothrace!” “We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed … We want to sing the man at the wheel!” This Italian “ism” [...]

Bohèmes: Myth, art and reality

George de La Tour the fortune teller 1630

By Béa Aaronson You’ve all heard of la vie bohème! Maybe through Puccini’s opera La Bohème, or maybe through reading Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Balzac and Zola! The artistic anti-bourgeois way of life, making love amidst canvases, colors and brushes, wine-stained music scores and poems on the floor, happy in a cold attic room, with a meager [...]

Jacqueline Roque: Picasso’s final love and last muse

Jacqueline sitting with her cat 1964

By Béa Aaronson Of all the major women in Picasso’s life, Jacqueline Roque is the last one. Her story still remains obscure. She was his last love, more dismissed and hated than any of Picasso’s other conquests. Lecture “Jacqueline Roque: Picasso’s final love and last muse” Wed, Apr 2, 4:30 and 6:30pm La Ostra Roja [...]

Fractals: organic sacred geometry in life, nature and art

Georges-Mathieu La Fureur D'étre

By Bea Aaronson Everything is linked…Ever wondered what is at the core of it all? What links the universe, us, DNA, a broccoli, a Baobab, lightning, blood vessels, nervous system, brains, corals, cabbages, desert cracked soil, elephant skin, mountain ranges, paper folds, a leaf, a wave, a snow flake, a flower? Ever wondered about the [...]

Theater talk

By Lou Christine Two separate lectures pertaining to aspects of theater will take place next week — Monday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 19, at the Shelter Theater, Vicente Guererro 4, colonia San Raphael at 7pm. Lecture “Stage Management” By Bob Webb Mon, Mar 17, 7pm Shelter Theater Vicente Guerrero 4 Col. San Rafael 50 [...]

Love, sex and deceptions: Zeus’s philandering, Greek mythology in the visual arts

The Rape of Europa Rubens 1630

By Bea Aaronson After a substantial introduction on Greek mythology, linking the expertise of Joseph Campbell and Mircea Eliade to my own perception of these ancient times, when magic and religious beliefs were entangled in a fantastic web of stories meant to tame the unknown, I shall focus on the love affairs of Zeus, the [...]

Pablo’s pets: Picasso’s life and work through the eyes of his animals

Olga with saint bernard

By Stephen Eaker Picasso’s life was blessed with the presence of many animals. Birds, bulls, horses, mice, cats, dogs, monkeys, toads, goats and even snails found their place in the life and work of the Spanish genius. Picasso had five obsessive passions, in the following order: his art, his ego, his image, his women, and [...]

Where has all the water gone?

By Jane McGinnis St. Paul’s Church, on Cardo 6, is presenting a series of talks on the four Tuesdays in March at 11am to noon in the Parish Hall on The Water Crisis in San Miguel de Allende. Lecture Challenges and the commitment needed to work out the water crisis By Arturo Morales Tue, Mar [...]

Rembrandt: The chiaroscuro of life, the soul of light

LECT BEA Self portait

By Bea Aaronson “Rembrandt is so deeply mysterious that he says things for which there are no words in any language. Rembrandt is truly called a magician… that’s not an easy calling.” —Vincent van Gogh “He can blend, like no one else, reality with mystery, the bestial with the divine.” —Paul Valéry   Rembrandt Harmenszoon [...]

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