Wednesday 4th September, 10.50am, Winston Churchill Theatre, Ruislip, ‘Extreme Personalities – Does Knowledge of an Artist’s Personality affect how we perceive their Work?’ by Stella Lyons

The Moor Park & Decorative & Fine Arts Society programme of talks open to all:

WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2019 ‘Extreme Personalities – Does Knowledge of an Artist’s Personality affect how we perceive their Work?’ by Stella Lyons
When we see Van Gogh’s work, we often look for signs of his tortured mind. But how much should we let the personality of the artist affect our reading of their work?  This talk looks at works by particularly ‘eccentric’ artists and those on the other side of the coin, who had particularly ‘conservative’ personalities’.

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER  2019 ‘Mad Men and Artists - How the Advertising Industry exploited Fine Art’ by Tony Rawlins
Tony Rawlins’ fine art has provided advertisers with much material for their creative campaigns. Tony describes some of the processes by which these advertisements have been created and why the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo have been a particularly rich source. From the Renaissance through to the present day fine art continues to provide opportunities to enhance brand imagery with admiration, humour, satire and irony.

WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2019 ‘Coventry Cathedral – Icon and Inspiration’ by Alexandra Epp
The extraordinary story of the rebuilding of the Cathedral as a symbol of peace and reconciliation and its inspiring commitment to the modern.  Experience the work of many of the world-class artists associated with its treasures including Epstein, Frink, Piper and Sutherland.

Venue: Winston Churchill Theatre, Ruislip, HA4 7QL at 10:50am; complimentary coffee/tea available from 10:15am; Free car parking available
Cost: donation on the door of £8.00 each is invited; Society also organises Evening Lectures and Days of Special Interest at Moor Park Mansion

Contact: www.moorparkdfas.com