Focus on: iconography

Course Dates: 09/06/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Leslie Primo

Ever wondered whether there’s a hidden meaning behind paintings? Discover why there are signs and symbols in paintings and how to find and interpret their meanings in medieval and Renaissance art. Tutor: Leslie Primo. #onedaycourse.

Description

What is the course about?

This course is an introduction to the iconographic language used in Medieval, Renaissance and Old Master paintings; the symbols and compositional devices used to convey particular messages within these paintings to the audience of the day. An apple here, a peacock there; these objects communicate messages which are now misunderstood by modern audiences, but what did they mean to their contemporary viewers?

What will we cover?

• How to identify the most commonly illustrated saints in Christian iconography
• Key compositional formats in Christian art, such as adorations, annunciations, assumptions, and transfigurations
• The secular iconography of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Be able to identify at least 3 saints by their attributes
• Describe three Christian compositional formats
• Be able to identify at least 3 classical gods or goddesses by their attributes.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught with short lectures, slide shows and discussions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You might wish to bring a notebook. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list given out in class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?



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Course Code: VB313

Sun, day, 09 Jun - 09 Jun '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £55.00
Concession: £42.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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