Wednesday 15 March: Signs and Symbols: the hidden messages in art - Valerie Woodgate

The language of symbols is a fascinating study, and one that is essential for a full understanding of art, whether medieval or modern.

In this lecture Valerie Woodgate will look at works of art from the 14th century to the present day and examine the way in which artists have used signs and symbols to give deeper layers of meaning to their work.

From the interpretation of symbols in Christian art and Greek myths,to the use of signs and symbols in 17th century Dutch painting, Hogarth’s Moralities, Victorian as well as modern art will be explored.

about our lecturer:

Lecturer and guide at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, also at many other London Galleries, for the National Trust and other organisations.
Lecturer for Tate on P&O Cruises. Former member of the teaching team at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Script-writer for the Living Paintings Trust, which brings art to the blind and partially-sighted.
NADFAS lecturer throughout Britain, and branches overseas.

Read more at her personal website