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image for Lecture item typeArt History Day School: How to Look at Paintings at St. Mary's Priory

Lecture, Thu 27 Feb 2020, £45

Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait

Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait

Address

St Mary's Priory Centre, Monk Street,
Abergavenny,
Monmouthshire,
NP7 5ND

Contact

Stella Grace Lyons

Details

How to Look at Paintings: Unlocking Hidden Secrets and Symbols in Art

Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognises before it can speak’ – John Berger, Ways of Seeing.

A recent survey found that an average viewer looks at a painting in a museum for just 2 seconds. Why are gallery goers spending so little time interacting with art?

Paintings are often designed to be ‘read’, they contain hidden messages, secrets and symbols. These aren’t always obvious upon first glance. This course will help to arm viewers with the necessary skills to approach a painting in a gallery or museum, examine it in detail, and delve beneath the surface of the work.

During the day we will ask pertinent questions relating to how we view paintings: what makes a 'masterpiece'? How much should we let an artist's life story affect how we view their work? How do artists create drama and beauty in their works? How important is it to understand symbols when looking at a painting?

We will draw upon a wide variety of artistic periods and movements, looking at iconic works from the Italian Renaissance, British 18th Century, French 19th Century, the Pre-Raphaelites and from the American 20th Century.

All are very welcome - no previous knowledge required.

TO BOOK: Contact stella_grace_lyons@hotmail.com
COST: £45, includes tea, coffee and welshcakes.

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Dates Times
Thu 27 Feb 2020 10:30 to 15:30

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Includes tea, coffee and cakes

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Map reference: SO 300141  Lat: 51.82130 Long: -3.01604

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