Wed, 13 Mar|
Widcombe Social Club
Colour in Art: From Giotto to Van Gogh (Special Interest Day)
The Arts Society Bath invites you to our Special Interest Day. Paintings and sculptures from the earliest times were very colourful. Pigments were used from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century: where did they come from and how did artists make them?
Time & Location
13 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 15:30
Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA, UK
About the Event
Lecturer Clare Ford-Wille
Location Widcombe Social Club
Paintings and sculptures from the earliest times were very colourful. Pigments were used from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century: where did they come from and how did artists make them? Colour helps us understand the subject and meaning of a painting or sculpture, whether used in fresco, tempera, oil, or watercolour. During the day we will have 3 lectures:
- Introduction: Where did pigments such as ultramarine or vermilion come from and how were they made for fresco, tempera and oil?
- Colours and the symbolism of colour in Medieval and Renaissance painting 1300-1600
- Colour in art from Rubens to Van Gogh 1600-1880
Book Your Place
Cost: £40 for members, £45 for guests, including lunch and tea/coffee.
To reserve a place and for payment details please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 4th March 2024.
About Clare Ford-Wille
Clare Ford-Wille has a varied and distinguished career as an art historian, lecturer, and writer and has led art history tours to most of the major art centres of Europe, Armenia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
In 1973 Clare obtained a combined honours degree in History of Art and History at Birkbeck College, London.
She has lectured for the National Trust, The Art Fund, the National Gallery and many other organisations and currently lectures for the Wallace Collection and Victoria and Albert Museum. She has written articles and reviews and was assistant to Leonard Koetser, the leading expert on Dutch and Flemish Old Masters.
Clare has studied and lectures on almost every period of the fine arts, from Charlemagne to the late nineteenth century.
This special interest day is drawn from a six week course she gave to the V&A Museum last year on the history and development of colour in art, distilled from her wide knowledge and expertise in fine art.
Location Widcombe Social Club
Widcombe Social Club is situated at the bottom of Widcombe Hill within walking distance of the Bus and Railway Stations. From the City, the quickest route on foot (a 10-minute stroll) is to walk over the footbridge at the rear of Bath Spa Rail Station. Cross over the A36 at the pedestrian lights and turn left along Widcombe Parade (where there are lots of nice local shops and places to eat).
Cross over the junction with Prior Park Road. The Social Club is on the left at the bottom of Widcombe Hill.
The number 2 bus, from bus stop BK across the road from the train station will take you one stop to Widcombe.
There is very little parking locally. The closest car park is in Southgate which is not far from the Bus Station.
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