Venue: Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury WC1N 3AT
Tutor: Clare Ford-Wille
Time: 10.30 for 10.45 – 3.30
Cost: £36 including coffee and biscuits
These lectures celebrate the golden anniversary of the founding of NADFAS, (now the Arts Society) by exploring the various uses and techniques of gold in frescoes and panel paintings from 14th and 15th centuries in the work of Italian artists such as Duccio, Giotto, Fra Angelico and Piero della Francesca. In paintings of 15th century real gold begins no longer to be used and instead the new technique of oil paint simulates and provides the illusion of gold in the work of northern artists such as Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, which is taken up by Italian artists such as Raphael.