Arts and Wine event
art lecture + wine tasting
May, 30th 2012
Caravaggio: Bacchus in Chiaroscuro*
*chiaroscuro - Italian “chiaro” - light and “scuro” - dark
an art technique of using dramatic contract between light and shade.
Michaelangelo Caravaggio was born in Milan, Italy in 1571 and he was active in Rome, Malta and Naples. Having moved to Rome at the age of 20, he became an apprentice to one of the artists trained by Titian. At the time Rome required many artists to work on a wide variety of projects from churches and cathedrals to the palazzos of nobility. Caravaggio masterly used dramatic effects of light and shade and he is considered to be a founder of the art movement called tenebrism – when artists use the lack of gradation between light and shade to increase a dramatic effect of the scene.The artist excelled at religious scenes painted for the Catholic Church; his virtuosity and natural portrayal of human expressions in Martyrdom of St Matthew propelled him to fame and would have secured his future....if not for his excessive love of wine and bad temper. In spite of having powerful patrons, Caravaggio was jailed several times and finally the Pope issued him a death warrant... (Please join to discover more!)
The attendees will be presented with 3-4 wines from the areas where Caravaggio lived and worked as well as Italian wines dedicated to the artist. The wine tasting is normally presented by a wine specialist.
VENUE: Queen's function room, Thai Silk www.thaisilkrestaurant.com
94-95 Joan Street (off Isabella Street), SE1 8DA
Nearest tube/train stations:Waterloo/Southwark
Time: 7.30pm – 10pm* (Meeting place: downstairs in the bar)
PAYMENT: Please either join the group www.meetup.com/artsandwiegroupand go through the link or alternatively pay directly to [masked]with
Disclaimer: The event is structured around an art lecture (1hr +) and a related wine tasting with Q&A in the end of the lecture + hot Thai snaks and some time to socialise.
It is an educational and entertainment event, and NOT an “eat as much as you can buffet”.
Please note that some hot snacks are provided with the wine tasting, but for a more substantial meal there will be a special menu price for the event attendees between 6pm-7.00pm and then 9.30 – 10.30pm.
Although we do our best to maintain the advertised lecture + wine theme, Arts and Wine reserves the right to change it; in this case a full refund will be provided (as in case of cancellation of the event).