Art for the Uninitiated 3: The Baroque

  • June 28, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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Realism and high drama became the hallmarks of the Baroque style, which swept through Europe in the 17th century, initially as a tool of persuasion for the Catholic Church wanting to reclaim the hearts and minds of Christians lost to Protestantism. We will look at how artists made their paintings very persuasive by means of dramatic compositions, special effects, lighting and symbolism. Amongst them some of the greatest artists of all time, Caravaggio, Rubens and Rembrandt.

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  • Michelle

    Realism.....attributes...shadow...propaganda. .. Chiascuro... drama on the (Venetian) canvas and our very own Romeo in the cafe...it must beThe Baroque - Caravagio invites us to pull up a chair, but it's Lydia who compels us to stay and listen!

    June 29, 2013

  • Hema

    Yet another great Friday evening. Feeling more initiated each time. Thanks Lydia

    June 28, 2013

  • Phil C

    Informative insights to understand the era and how it was influenced by Renaissance. Lydia really gives us details to look and understand the nuances.

    June 28, 2013

  • Jessica B.

    So sorry to miss this Friday but will definitely attend the repeat -

    June 26, 2013

  • Hema

    Hi Lydia. Just tried to RSVP. I got a confirmation email on payment but not showing as coming on event page. Can you let me know of I need to pay again. Thanks

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have wanted to come alone since joining but unfortunately there has been obstacles in my way each and every time. I am planning to come alone Friday 28th with my daughter so hopefully will meet you all them
    Many thanks

    June 11, 2013

    • Lydia B.

      Hi Jayne, that will be nice.

      June 11, 2013

  • Michelle

    Great, keep them coming Lydia -can't wait!

    June 1, 2013

    • Lydia B.

      I'm going as fast as I can! x

      1 · June 1, 2013

  • Helen

    I'll be away ....

    June 1, 2013

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