Cirencester Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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14 February 2018Trees in Art
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Trees in Art
Juliet Heslewood
Wednesday 14 February 2018

 

We are very used to seeing painted landscapes – either as subjects in their own right, or as the background to portraiture and genre scenes. The trees that make up forests, for example, might not be precisely identifiable.  What about individual trees?  Can these be worthy of a kind of portraiture?  Or is it their shapeliness that contributes to a certain design?  Can they be symbolic, giving meaning to a work of art?  This lecture looks at many aspects of a natural feature that is all too familiar to our eyes – and may make us look again…

Juliet Heslewood lives near Oxford and combines writing with a wide range of lectures, given in the UK and Europe. She has published 12 books including “The History of Western Painting” and recently books on mothers, lovers, children and self-portraits. She lived for 30 years in France where she led many art study tours.