Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Venue: Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, WC1N 3AT
Tutor: Valerie Woodgate
Cost: £36 (inc. coffee & biscuits)
Artists can manipulate colour, form, composition and subject-matter (even facts!) in order to explore universal themes such as life, death, feelings, or politics, and to engage our emotional participation in the work. In this study day we will see how artists Delacroix, Matisse, Kandinsky and others use colour, composition and subject matter to engage our emotions or provoke a response. We will also examine the way that modern treatments of traditional genres, by artists like Rubens or Manet, can add to, or change, our understanding of the subject and its message. We will also explore the way in which Raphael, Poussin and Beckmann, for example, frequently manipulate perspective, composition and reality in order to convey more than meets the eye.