7 weeks: 18 May - 29 June 2012
Our summer course takes a light-hearted look at a number of unusual themes and techniques in art, and explores some mysterious and puzzling paintings.
Our opening lecture explores the technique of trompe l’oeil, which involves intriguing games of simulation designed to foster the illusion of reality. We look at many extraordinary and often entertaining examples, including variations such as anamorphosis, quadratura, the quod libet and the peepshow.
Another lecture, “Hidden Treasures”, examines details of paintings that are not easily visible to the naked eye, using modern technology such as infrared reflectography and high resolution magnification. Other lecture titles include “Through the Looking Glass – Mirrors and Reflections in Art” and “Beyond Blue Skies: Unidentified Flying Objects In Art”. Come and discover some of the weird and wonderful details flying high in the sky of a number of mysterious paintings, and join me in an examination of some intriguing case studies!
Art History in Focus’s courses are characterised by a relaxed and entertaining learning environment, which often allows for lively discussion. Lectures last two hours with a break for refreshments, and the talks are illustrated by high quality digital images.
Doors open at 10.45; lectures run from 11-1.
Please note, the 8th June lecture will be an afternoon session from 2.30-4.30
Course spaces are limited, so do book early if you would like to join
Friends of Art History in Focus HAVE ACCESS TO PRIORITY BOOKING UNTIL FEBRUARY 20th (priority booking can be accessed by logging in)
Further Course Information
Location and Directions
Churchgate House Centre
Downside Bridge Rd
Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3EJ.
To view a map of the Churchgate House Centre location click here
The course is open for all to join. If you would like to attend please fill in the online booking form. If you would prefer to send a booking form by post please download a copy here.
We regret we are unable to offer refunds on unused course subscriptions, but your place may be transferred to someone else if you are unable to attend.
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