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Art History lecture
18th July 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Early Netherlandish Painting: the beginnings of a new art.
The use of oil as a medium in Northern Europe early in the 15th century transformed what painting was capable of achieving. Led by Jan van Eyck, Robert Campin and Rogier van der Weyden, painters exploited the practice of creating an image of three-dimensional space on a flat surface with astonishing results, creating some of the most exquisite works in the history of art and influencing methods of painting through subsequent European history.
Focusing especially on the work of Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, we will explore not only the near-miraculous effects they achieved, but also the sophisticated ways in which they played with the relationship between what is real and what is an illusion, of what painting actually is.
Suitable for all levels of knowledge, including none!
£8 including tea/coffee. About 1 hour plus time for questions.