art history

The Power of the Portrait

When:
21st May 2017 all-day
2017-05-21T00:00:00+01:00
2017-05-22T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
Barnsley House
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7
UK
Cost:
£55.00 (includes light refreshments & light lunch)
Contact:
Kate Nelson
07720 775087

Hosted by Arcadia Education, join us for a Journey through Pictures with Nick Nelson and discover The Power of the Portrait in the picturesque surroundings of Barnsley House.

A portrait commission presents the artist with two fundamental approaches – idealism or realism.  It can also set up a tension between artist and sitter – this interaction was arguably most keenly explored by Lucian Freud. The rise of the self-portrait in the post-Jungian era led to artists producing psychological portraits of introspection, which delve beyond the limitations of photography. The portrait through the ages often provides invaluable insight into the zeitgeist of each era.

Come and explore it!

For further information and to book, please contact Katie Nelson on 07720 775087 or email [email protected]

 

 

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