How to Look at Paintings: Part One – Narrative Paintings

‘Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognises before it can speak’ – John Berger, Ways of Seeing.
This three-part course will introduce various art movements, cultural influences, artistic genres, artists and their work. It is suitable for those with little prior knowledge of art. The aim of the course is to give the necessary skills to approach a painting and appreciate in depth its quality and its significance.
There is a saying, ‘every picture tells a story’. Works of art are forms of communication. This course explores this idea, looking at Narrative Painting from Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ to Picasso’s ‘Guernica’.