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Mon, 03 Mar

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Widcombe Social Club

17th Century Dutch Painting - Art in the Garden of God

Dutch art in the 17th Century dealt with the lives of real people: at times ordered, at others bawdy or self-important, and occasionally tragic. The new Protestant mentality allowed astonishing advances in society as shown by Rembrandt, Vermeer and more.

17th Century Dutch Painting - Art in the Garden of God
17th Century Dutch Painting - Art in the Garden of God

Time & Location

03 Mar 2025, 11:30 – 12:30

Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA, UK

About the Event

Lecturer Douglas Skeggs

Location Hybrid (in-person and online)

Dutch art in the 17th Century dealt with the lives of real people: at times ordered, at others bawdy or self-important, and occasionally tragic. The new Protestant mentality allowed astonishing advances in science, as

Rembrandt shows in his portrait of Dr Tulp; its merchant wealth reflected in serene seascapes by Van de Veld and Van Goyen, its civic pride in the portraits of Frans Hals, and its insistence on moral order and well-scrubbed households in the poetry of Vermeer.

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Hybrid Format

This lecture will be delivered in a hybrid format – you can attend via Zoom from your home and in person at the Widcombe Social Club.

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Location Widcombe Social Club

Widcombe Social Club is situated at the bottom of Widcombe Hill within walking distance of the Bus and Railway Stations. From the City, the quickest route on foot (a 10-minute stroll) is to walk over the footbridge at the rear of Bath Spa Rail Station. Cross over the A36 at the pedestrian lights and turn left along Widcombe Parade (where there are lots of nice local shops and places to eat).

Cross over the junction with Prior Park Road. The Social Club is on the left at the bottom of Widcombe Hill.

The number 2 bus, from bus stop BK across the road from the train station will take you one stop to Widcombe.

There is very little parking locally. The closest car park is in Southgate which is not far from the Bus Station.

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Online via Zoom

Members accessing lectures online will be sent a link a few days in advance.

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