2 July 2016

The Art of Portraiture – Postponed

NOTE : This event has been postponed and will not take place on the 2nd July

The new date will be advertised in due course. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Inspired by Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 63, currently on loan from the National Gallery, this Day School celebrates the art of portraiture.

A mixture of presentations, activities and an art gallery tour will explore why portraits are created, the messages they convey and how portraits have changed over time.

During the morning there will be four short presentations about photographic portraits, pre-17th century portraits, ‘hidden’ portraits and 20th century portraits.

In the afternoon, there will be a tour of our art galleries, including facilitated discussions about the portraits, followed by practical activities investigating anonymous portraits. The day concludes with an plenary session and recommendations for further study.

Led by Dorothy Price, Peter Dent, Lucy Donkin and Professor Simon Shaw-Miller and assisted by research students from the Department of History of Art at the University of Bristol.

There will be two short breaks in the morning and afternoon when tea and coffee will be provided. There will be an hour break for lunch, which is not included.

Led by the History of Art department at the University of Bristol.