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Adventures in Sculpture Justine Hopkins Thursday 14 November 2019

The Study Afternoon will comprise 2 one hour Lectures.   The First Lecture will start at 2.00 pm with a coffee/tea with biscuits break at 3.00 pm The second Lecture will start at 3.20 pm with the finish and questions at 4.20 pm.

The venue is likely to be the Methodist Church Hall, Bromley Road, Beckenham rear of the building by signed pathway. If this changes, we will give further information nearer the time.

Adventures in Sculpture

Modern sculpture is mysterious to many people, notoriously difficult and inaccessible both to look at and in the endless critical expositions which complicate more than they clarify. The works of Epstein, Moore, Hepworth, Frink and their contemporaries stand at the heart of our time, yet too often we are intimidated where we should be enthralled. The story of sculpture through the 20th century shows form manipulated to explore emotion as well as appearance, materials dictating meaning as well as shape and a three-dimensional language used as expressively as any poet or novelist to reveal the rhythms and meanings of life itself. The viewing of sculpture is an exploration, an adventure, something to be enjoyed. This lecture sets out to prove that we can all be explorers. 

Justine Hopkins - Studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute. Has lectured regularly for Tate Britain, Tate Modern, V&A, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, as well as to Oxbridge and Bristol Universities, Christie's Fine Art, the Art Fund, and groups such as the Bradford on Avon Arts Association, Friends of Covent Garden and U3A

TICKET: £19 including refreshments, available from the September lecture

Banner Illustration:  Claude Monet Sainte-Adresse, Open access image Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington