Signs and Symbols - Hidden messages in Art
Tuesday 9th March at 11.00am
Online via Zoom
Join Val Woodgate for a series of lectures on the hidden messages in Art. The language of symbols is a fascinating study and one that is essential for a full understanding of art, whether medieval or modern. In this course of three lectures we will look at works of art from the 14th to 20th centuries and examine the way in which artists have used signs and symbols to give deeper layers of meaning to their work.
In today’s lecture we will uncover the sub-text in mysterious works like Bronzino’s Allegory of Venus and Time (1550), look at the use of symbols in Dutch 17th century art, interpret Hogarth’s Moralities, and Victorian genre painting. We will also look briefly at the late 19th century mood-creating Symbolist movement which, confusingly, has nothing to do with today’s subject, but is concerned with the world of dreams, the occult and the uneasy, in the art of continental artists like Munch and Moreau.
This lecture is offered free of charge to members of the Parents' Arts Society
Registrations for this event will close at 5.00pm on Monday 8th March and the Zoom details sent out shortly thereafter.
Please note this talk will not be recorded due to copyright reasons.