MONDAY, 4TH DECEMBER
10.30 AM TO 3.30 PM
Hub on Rye Hill, Kiln Drive,
Paintings of the Annunciation and Nativity are among the most widely represented genres in western Christian art, but do we always know what we’re looking at? We’ll spend the day studying some familiar paintings as well as some unusual themes and perspectives, exploring questions such as symbolic meanings, historical and devotional contexts, and different interpretations.
The world's art galleries are treasure troves of art inspired by Christian ideas, but we need to understand the symbolism and theology behind the paintings to interpret what we're looking at. My desire is to help people to deepen their enjoyment of art by offering them the keys to appreciating different genres and contexts. I've lectured on themes of art, theology and culture as part of university courses and in public galleries and events internationally.
There will be two sessions — 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Refreshments are available from the café at the Hub.