Join Nick and explore The Mirror in Art. Artists across the ages and different cultures have been interested in visual phenomena such as illusions, mirrors and what can be done with lenses. In this two hour lecture Nick explores how artists use the mirror in art.
Monday 12 June
£10 including light refreshments
A reflection is an image. A painting is an image. Since classical times, the reflection has had an understandable interest for artists. Join Nick for an in-depth survey of how artists have depicted reflection, highlight and lustre to try to capture the way light works and how such images of reflected light and the idea of reflection can give additional meaning and particular significance to their paintings and other works.
As well as some classical examples and images from non-western cultures, we will be looking at
- Jan van Eyck
- the Pre-Raphaelites
and modern artists like
After the lecture, Nick sends you the notes for your future reference.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday 12 June.