9th December 2002




The final lecture of the University of Lincoln’s Visual Art: Antiquity to Circa 1600 series at the Usher Gallery will take place this Thursday (12th December).


Entitled ‘Mannerism’, the presentation concludes this popular visual art lecture series.


The term Mannerism is derived from the Italian maniera, meaning simply ‘style’.  The movement was characterised by refinement, richness of invention and virtuoso technique.


This style of painting will be discussed by Dr John Lord, principal lecturer in Art History at the university’s Lincoln School of Art and Design, and will include examples of work in this mode.


“The Usher Gallery and City and County Museum have kindly provided real artefacts from the periods discussed which really adds potency to the lectures,” said Ian Waites, programmes leader for the History of Art and Design course.


Open to the public and free of charge, the lecture will take place this Thursday at the Usher Gallery on Lindum Road, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.


For further information please contact Janita Elton at the Usher Gallery on 01522 527980 or Dr John Lord at the University of Lincoln on 01522 895108.



For more information contact:


Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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