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Signs and Symbols - The Hidden Messages in Paintings Val Woodgate Tuesday 13 November 2018

Tuesday, 13th November 2018.  10.30 am to 3.00 pm to include a light lunch.  Coffee will be served from 10.00 am.

The language of symbols is a fascinating study and one that is essential for a full understanding of art, whether medieval or modern.

This Special Interest Day looks at paintings from the 14th to 20th centuries to examine the way in which artists have used signs and symbols to give deeper layers of meaning to their work.

The day will explore the interpretation of symbols in Christian art and in Greek myths which can be read as Christian allegories; the use of signs and symbols in 17th century Dutch painting in Hogarth’s Moralities, in Victorian art and in modern artists’ use of both traditional and personal symbols to produce some of the most powerful works of 20th century art.

Tickets  for this event will be on sale from 9.30 a.m. at the September 2018 meeting.