This art course will take place each Friday for six weeks commencing Friday 16 October 10.30am – 12.30pm (Optional outing on Thursday 12 November)
This autumn’s art course will be heading to the Netherlands. With Salisbury Museum’s recent exhibitions focusing on Turner and Constable and the return, in 2016, of Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows this choice was in part an acknowledgement of the influence of the Dutch masters on both these artists. The course, jointly led by Alexandra Ormerod and Paul Chapman, will look at work spanning from the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century through to Mondrian and the De Stijl movement of the 20th century. The course will run over 5 weeks and will be divided thematically. These themes will include: The Dutch Nation within and beyond Boundaries; Figures and Faces; On Reflection; Line and Colour; Symbols and Translation. As with previous courses we will look at a broad selection of literary influences and connections and will refer to diverse texts from Karel van Mander’s Schilder-Boeck, the work of Anna Maria van Schurman, the letters of Vincent van Gogh, to the writing of Theo van Doesburg, the poetry of Cornelis van Beverloo and many more besides.
No prior knowledge or reading is necessary, simply an open mind. The lectures will take place in the Salisbury Museum lecture theatre on Friday mornings between 10.30 and 12.30. There will be a break mid-lecture for coffee and refreshment and opportunity for engagement and discussion throughout.