Christmas Lecture - Food & feasting in art

Ref: C3532944

This lecture is part of our Christmas events. The subject specialist will deliver the lecture, with a limited time at the end for questions. Christmas is historically a time for feasting and celebrations, in large part because it occurs in the middle of the dark and cold days of winter, so a mid-season celebration with lots of food and drink helped spur people on towards the spring. In this talk we will look at how food and feasting is depicted in paintings, and hopefully help us through the dark days of winter as well!

Course aim

This talk will illustrate some examples of food and feasting is depicted in paintings and analyse the symbolism behind it, with a focus on some Christmas celebrations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • understand the range of ways food and feasting is depicted in art.
  • recognise different examples of feasting in paintings.
  • identify the symbolism of food in art.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You do not need to bring anything along unless you need a pen and paper for notetaking!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Christmas Lecture - Food & feasting in art

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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