Grasping Shadows: The Dark Side in Painting

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What’s in a shadow? Danger and death? Or the vital life-force of whatever object casts it? Are shadows seductive nothings or truth-telling images of repressed sexuality and violence? 

Starting with literary examples from Dickens, this lecture will untangle the complexity of shadow-meaning by exploring how artists have used shadows since ancient times. Works by Van Eyck, Masaccio, Leonardo, Munch, Picasso, Sargent, Hopper, and many others will be discussed.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

Cost: Free of Charge


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13:00 13:00 Europe/London Grasping Shadows: The Dark Side in Painting What’s in a shadow? Danger and death? Or the vital life-force of whatever object casts it? Are shadows seductive nothings or truth-telling images of repressed sexuality and violence? https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/03/05/grasping-shadows-the-dark-side-in-painting-158597 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London

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150 London Wall, London, London, London, EC2Y 5HN

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