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ART HISTORY: THROUGH THEIR EYES: LEAR AND RUSKIN’S VICTORIAN SOCIETY

Starts Friday 10th February, 10-12 noon

Discount

2 weeks, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CWEA, Christchurch

Session information

Sessions

Session 1
10:00 - 12:00
2 hours
CWEA, Christchurch
    Session 2
    10:00 - 12:00
    2 hours
    CWEA, Christchurch
      • With Membership discount $21.00 incl. GST
      • with Life Membership discount $21.00 incl. GST
      • $23.00 incl. GST

      Description

      Banish stereotypes and see Victorian society through the eyes of two artists, Edward Lear and John Ruskin. Explore this Victorian context when it comes to developing a singular sort of creativity. Lear is perhaps best known for  nonsense poems like "The Owl and the Pussy Cat".  Lear was a polymath whowrote travel books, taught people to capture their experiences as grand tourists in Europe and was a sensationalist when it came to painting exotic places in the sublime tradition. Ruskin, likewise, was a writer of books about aesthetics, and also taught grand tourists the drawing techniques necessary to capture the essence of growing plants, trees and the architectural styles of Roman and Greek buildings. As a socialist his view was that " No man can become rich without exploiting at least seven other people".