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Art History Talks

Whether you are new to the History of Art world or someone who wishes to brush up on their existing knowledge, these lectures set in the award winning gallery and museum, might be just what you were looking for. This series of Art Talks will explore sculpture and well-known sculptors.

Melanie is and artist, art tutor and Lecturer. Peter Scott has been a guide and lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern for 15 years.

Rodin: The Shape of Genius
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), one of the most famous sculptors of any period, is known for the vigour of his treatment of the human form. Peter Scott will illustrate that aspect of his sculpture, but also look at Rodin’s lesser-known works on paper, which have so many echoes in the work of later artists. As Rodin said: “It’s very simple, my drawings are the key to my work.” We will also consider some surprising elements of his working methods.
Sat 3 November 2018, 10.30am - 12.30pm
£12 Adults | £10 Friends or Students

Brancusi: The Essence of Things
The Romanian-born sculptor, Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), is widely acknowledged as an outstanding early 20th century sculptor and one of the most original artists working in Paris at a time of remarkable creativity. Brancusi was a master of many materials and used his skill to produce elegant and sophisticated works of great beauty in metal, stone and wood, often referencing his Romanian heritage.
Sat 10 November 2018, 10.30am - 12.30pm
£12 Adults | £10 Friends or Students

Land Art: Diggers, Sticks and Stones
Land art is the term given for exciting artworks made of or from the land. Work made from earth, sticks, stones or simply a walk made through the land. Land Art began in the 1960s and continues right through to the present day. Melanie will introduce you to artists and art works which fall under this term, and also advise on where to view some of these great contemplative and experiential artworks.
Sat 17 November 2018, 10.30am - 12.30pm
£12 Adults | £10 Friends or Students

Antony Gormley: The figure and what it is to feel human
British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley has become for many, a household name. His most famous works include the Angel of the North at Gateshead and Another Place on Crosby Beach, Liverpool. Gormley is fascinated by humanity. Through his sculptures he contemplates what it means to be human and what it feels like to be human. Melanie will discuss a wide variety of his work including some fascinating pieces from his early career.
Sat 24 November 2018, 10.30am - 12.30pm
£12 Adults | £10 Friends or Students

Art Talks are bookable separately or as a set of four with 10% discount by calling 01483 737800. This offer cannot be booked via the website.

Refunds will only be given up to 14 days prior to the event.

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The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA Date and time 03 November, 2018 10.30 - 24 November, 2018 12.30
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