Art History Lectures

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Event NameArt History Lectures

DateMarch 3 2017; March 10 2017; March 17 2017

Time13:00 - 15:00


Age RangeOver 18


Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognises before it can speak’ – John Berger, Ways of Seeing.

A recent survey, found that an average viewer looks at a painting in a museum for 2 seconds. Why are gallery goers spending so little time interacting with art? Paintings are often designed to be ‘read’, they contain hidden messages and symbols. These aren’t always obvious upon first glance. This course will help to arm viewers with the necessary skills to approach a painting in a gallery or museum, and examine it in detail, delving beneath the surface of the work.

The course will draw upon a variety of artistic periods and movements; Medieval, Italian Renaissance, British 18th Century, French 19th Century, the Pre-raphaelites and American 20th Century.

Venue: Lesser Hall, Cowbridge Town Hall
Dates: Friday 24th February, Friday 3rd March, Friday 10th March and Friday 17th March (4 weeks)
Times: 1-3pm
Cost: £40, cash or cheque payable to Stella Lyons, collected at the first class
To book: contact Stella at or on 07507 500989.

VenueLesser Hall

AddressLesser Hall, Town Hall Square, Cowbridge CF71 7AD



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