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Workers’ Educational Association, Hereford

beginning 20th January 2020, 10.30 am

Paintings in the Early Renaissance: Love and Measurement

An eight session course using examples by artists working in Italy and Northern Europe in the period 1300-1500. The course will include close-views of work by Giotto, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Andrea Mantegna and Botticelli.

20th January to 16th March (with a break on 17th February).

Office Q, Kindle Centre, Belmont Road, Hereford HR2 7JE


Bromyard Art History Group

10am, 21 January 2020

Posture and Gesture in Portraiture

A lecture discussing work from early portraiture to the work of Rembrandt; from Jacques-Louis David to Pablo Picasso, from Alice Neel to David Hockney.

Conquest Theatre, Tenbury Road, Bromyard HR7 4LL


Workers’ Educational Association, Leominster

beginning 22nd January 2020 10.30 am

Further Aspects of Contemporary Art: 1958-2018

An eight session course with close-views of work by Joseph Beuys, Rebecca Horn, John Hoyland, R.B. Kitaj, Peter Lanyon, Thérèse Oulton, Paula Rego and Emma Stibbon.

22nd January to 18th March (with a break on 19th February).

The Community Centre, School Road, Leominster HR6 8NJ


Bromyard Art History Group 

10am, 28 January 2020

The practice of the series and its relation to recurrence 

A lecture discussing the directed subject and series in work by Raphael, Titian and Nicholas Poussin; the development of recurrence in works by Francisco Goya, William Blake, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas and Paul Cézanne; the extended forms in works by Pablo Picasso, Anni Albers and Josef Albers, Joan Mitchell and Andy Warhol.

Conquest Theatre, Tenbury Road, Bromyard HR7 4LL



Allen Fisher reading with Chris Hall

Apple Store Gallery

7pm, Tuesday 3rd March

1 Rockfield Rd, Hereford HR1 2UA

Allen will be reading from his recent book No Longer Alone

and from his forthcoming Black Pond


Workers’ Educational Association, Ewyas Harold

beginning 4th February 2020 10.30 am

Painting in 19th Century Europe and North America

after 1860: The Real, the Natural and the Constructed

A six-session course drawing from a selection of works by artists in France and North America in the period 1860-1900. The course will include close-views of work by Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Albert Bierstadt, Berthe Morisot, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. The sessions will also include views of works by Mary Cassatt, Camille Pissarro, Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer.

The Memorial Hall, Pontrillas Road, Ewyas Harold, HR2 0EL


Allen Fisher Formerly Now 2019


Decoherence Aesthetics

Paris School of Arts and Culture of the University of Kent

Reid Hall, 4 rue de chevreuse, 75006, PARIS

A talk given on 6.30 pm, 15th March 2018

now online:

and at:


Black Pond 2016-2017


reading at Edge Hill 8 March 2017





The text, slide list and notes for the talks TESTING & EXPERIMENTING

given at Birkbeck in February and at Northumbria in March 2013,

in Chicago and at Notre Dame, Indiana in autumn 2011, can be accessed here.

The text, slide list and notes for the talk THE ÆSTHETICS OF THE IMPERFECT FIT

given at Royal Holloway in March 2013, derived from the Glasfryn Seminars, February 2012

and the synthesis made for Birmingham City University, December 2012, can be accessed here.

The comments box has been opened for responses.


Selected bibliography of sources for the lecture How Paintings Work, 2012


Notes and extensions to The Complexity Manifold: London Talks:

Talk One from 6th October available here

Talk Two from 13h October available here

Talk Three from 21st October available here


Notes and extensions to The Complexity Manifold: Ohio synthesis.


Notes and extensions to The Complexity Manifold: Cambridge synthesis, 2nd March 2011:

Cambridge synthesis Talk One.

Cambridge synthesis Talk Two.

Cambridge synthesis Talk Two addenda.

Notes and extensions to The Complexity Manifold: PARC NW synopsis, 13th April 2011:

Complexity synopsis for PARC NW


Notes and extensions to The Complexity Manifold: The Falmouth synthesis, 22nd June 2011

The Falmouth synthesis.

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