Camberley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Camberley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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Let there be Light!
Alexandra Drysdale
Wednesday 27 September 2017

Four billion years ago a star was born and our sun started to shine. Science and art have moved forward together in the quest to understand light, as can be seen in representations of rainbows or contemporary Black Holes. For artists, light can express emotions, from El Greco’s light of spiritual ecstasy to the dangerous darkness of Caravaggio, from Turner’s sublime sunlight to Samuel Palmer’s melancholy moonlight. Alexandra, an art historian and professional artist specialising in painting, sculpture and performance, aims to enlighten us as to how artists have painted temporal and spiritual light through the ages.