The Isle of Wight Arts Society will be presenting the fourth lecture of its season next week in Cowes. 

The event is due to take place on Tuesday 11th January at 14:00, at Northwood House.

Every month the society hosts top-rated experts in their fields, to give illustrated lectures on a wide variety of subjects connected to fine art, including painting, sculpture, music, history etc.

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This month’s subject is The Golden Age of Dutch Art – Mark Earp.

The Dutch Golden Age, 1585-1685, is a remarkable part of world history – a small European country dominating commerce, trade and sea power across the globe. The legacy of this age is reflected today in the art which adorns all of the most prestigious galleries around the world.

Mark Earp will discuss both famous and lesser-known Dutch artists of the period including Rembrandt and Vermeer. He will attendees an insight into the over 1,000 artists who were in the Netherlands at that time.

The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity with a global network of over 380 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Events provide welcoming places – locally, nationally and globally – to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts.

There are 90,000+ members worldwide who contribute to, learn about and help preserve their artistic heritage.

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The Isle of Wight Society membership has now reached its limit of 160, but prospective members can join the waiting list by sending in the application form, but without the subscription fee, which is available from the website.

There are a limited number of places for visitors at £10 per person but booking must be made in advance to [email protected]

Full details at the website

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