Christmas Lecture - Winter wonderlands in paintings

Ref: C3532945

This lecture is part of our Christmas events. The subject specialist will deliver the lecture, with a limited time at the end for questions. Snow transforms places that we know, and makes them strange and magical, so it is no surprise that snowy winter scenes have fascinated artists throughout the ages. We will look at how different artists have depicted snowy and wintery landscapes to explore different things - the landscape as they saw it, or human emotions, or ideas about painting. We may not get our own winter wonderland this year, but we can look at paintings of them together and explore how artists responded to them over the centuries.

Course aim

This talk will show a variety of examples of wintery scenes from different art historical periods, to illustrate how artists use winter scenes to explore different ideas.

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:

  • recognise and analyse winter scenes in art.
  • begin to understand how artists use winter as a way to explore different ideas.
  • recognise different art historical styles and periods

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 - Winter wonderlands in paintings

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