Art With An Audience

On the last Friday evening of the month at 19.00 UK Time, Artists Showcase Int presents Art With An Audience. These free online talks, scheduled as ‘Your Friday Evening Getaway’, are delivered by our team of international practitioners to share a fresh view of artists and artworks, in the mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, film, and installations.

ON NEXT: Friday 25th November at 19:00 UK Time

Winslow Homer’s Natural World and Man’s Influences – presented by Robert Raynard

In this month’s talk, we’ll see Robert’s presentation of Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) an American landscape painter and illustrator, best known for his marine subjects. Homer is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art.

The talk will focus on some aspects of Homer’s career dealing with his interest and fascination for struggles that permeate his art – the Civil War and the Reconstruction, lives of working-class Americans or of populations in the north-east of England, by the sea.

This presentation will also be an opportunity to show how Homer presented the lives of former slaves in confederate states, and the struggles faced by black populations in the West Indies at a time when colonial powers were still vying for control of the region. Marine scenes for which Homer has been renowned will also be part of this talk.

Image credit: The Life Line (1884) by Winslow Homer
Copyright: © Philadelphia Museum of Art

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The story behind Art With An Audience

Art With An Audience was formed from a conversation during one of the UK’s lockdowns between ASI founder Andrew Mashigo and photographer Robert Raynard. They talked about creating an online space in which people based anywhere in the world could discover and learn about great artists and works of art.

With their backgrounds and experiences from organisations such as the Tate galleries, they created the Art With An Audience online talks and the first talks began in May 2021. 

Within six months of starting, the presenting team had grown to include Eve Milner, Laurence Van Der Noordaa, Theodora Philcox, Elli Lestas, and Julia Stubbs. Coming from across the UK and beyond, all our presenters bring their passion to communicate about artists and artworks, allowing Art With An Audience to present an even more varied artistic programme for ‘Your Friday Evening Getaway’.