Camberley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Camberley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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DateLecture
27 September 2017Let there be Light!
19 July 2017The Life and Work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir
28 June 2017Discovering Women Artists 1600-1900
24 May 2017Road to Bali: From Javanese Temples to Balinese Dance
26 April 2017David Hockney: Art as Biography
22 March 2017English Caricature from Hogarth to Punch
22 February 2017Lawrence of Arabia
25 January 2017Jane Austen.
23 November 2016The Gilded Stage: A Social and Cultural History of Opera
26 October 2016The Art Market: How Does It Work?

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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.