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Looking into Art: The Hidden Messages in Art

11.00am

Free

[ Art History Course )

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Explore the various techniques and materials used by artists throughout art history in this popular art history course.

In this session we will look at paintings from the 15th to 20th centuries and examines the way in which artists have used signs and symbols to give deeper layers of meaning to their work, exploring 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  the 20th century.

With Val Woodgate.

This is the fourth session of our five-part art history course, ‘Looking into Art’.