The Arts Society Westminster will be holding a series of Study Days during 2021


Cheques to be made payable to Westminster Decorative & Fine Arts Society and sent to Jeannette Cawley with a current email address or SAE to receive additional details.

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STUDY DAYS



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MODERN ART AND THE OLD MASTERS:

Modern artists’ approach to traditional themes in art


Friday 14 June 2019


Lecturer Valerie Woodgate BA


To a large extent, all art is about other art. In this study day we will compare Old Master paintings with the modern treatment of the same subjects, and examine the extent to which  modern art is inspired by the example of earlier eras. In many ways, modern art has a surprising amount in common with the Old Masters, but there are also, many differences and reinterpretations of subject and style. We consider the effect of these differences, whether they add to, or change, our understanding of the subject and its message. Until the end of the 19th century the genre, or subject-matter, of a work of art was very important, and in this study day we consider the subject in the order of the genres and discuss why they were so important.


Programme of 3 lectures:


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INTRODUCTION

ABOUT US

VISITS & TOURS

LECTURES

STUDY DAYS

YOUNG ARTS

CHURCH RECORDING

HERITAGE VOLUNTEERS

Information to come