Colour: From Medieval to Contemporary
The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London
Tuesday 22 October 2019
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10:45 am - 4:00 pm
The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN
ART HISTORY AND PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
Suitable for ages 16-18
Join art historian Francesca Herrick and artist Helen Higgins for a thought-provoking art history and practical workshop focusing on the power of colour.
Study world-famous works up-close in the National Gallery collection and explore how radically artist’s creation and use of colour has evolved over the last 500 years.
Explore the history of colour through science, psychology, religion and politics and place paintings in context to understand why colour has sometimes been a controversial topic in the history of art.
Learn how to mix your own paints and apply gold leaf to your very own panel painting.
Explore: the social and cultural significance of colour. Consider what it meant to wear certain colours and what they could symbolise. Place paintings in context and understand why colour has sometimes been a controversial topic in the history of art.
Jacopo di Cione and workshop, The San Pier Maggiore Altarpiece, 1370-71. Egg tempera on wood. National Gallery, London (detail)
Nadine Mahoney, Curiosity didn’t kill the cat, 2015, oil, acrylic, pigment on canvas. © Nadine Mahoney, 2019