Taster Lecture: Symbolism of Colour in Art

One-day course

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Thinking about an online course? Join V&A Academy lecturer Clare Ford Wille for a captivating, free lecture with live Q&A and delve into the symbolism of colour in art, all while you get to know the V&A Academy online platform…

Enjoy learning how colour directs the viewers gaze and how it can help to identify religious figures in Renaissance art such as the Virgin Mary or Judas. Highlights from the V&A's collection will include frescoes, the Raphael tapestry cartoons and impressive altarpieces that are currently on display.

Part of the Art History Festival 2023 programme.

You will receive a link to join the live lecture 24 hours before the event, as well as a link to the recording afterwards, so that you can enjoy watching the lecture on demand.

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Portrait of V&A Academy lecturer Clare Ford Wille

V&A Academy lecturer
Clare Ford Wille

Clare Ford-Wille is an independent lecturer. Previously associate lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London she also lectures regularly for many other institutions including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Wallace Collection, the National Trust, and the NACF as well as leading groups to places of art historical in Europe.

Speakers are excellent and instil a love and understanding of the objects they cover. For me it's brilliant that this is available online as I couldn't get to London! V&A Academy Online Student

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One-day course: Taster Lecture: Symbolism of Colour in Art

19 September 2023


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