“A vague and deceitful sketch. A game for children and old men.” Michelangelo
Despite the maestro’s reservations, from Da Vinci’s Tuscany to Hockney’s East Yorkshire, the landscape has been a theme in Western art for centuries and one with which the English have been obsessed since they stole the idea from the Dutch in the seventeenth century.
But just how do we get all those glorious colours, textures and forms onto our flat canvas or paper? How do we deal with light and shadow? And what of those two utterly unpaintable elements that preoccupied none other than Rubens: the breeze and the dew? The English landscape may look tame enough on our country walk, but it can become an unmanageable beast when put into the service of your art.
On this course, you will learn how to reinterpret the landscape and see it with the eyes of an artist.
Topics will include:
“In order to realise something you have to transform it.” Giacometti
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David Chandler's weekly art classes are attended by more than eighty students and have been running for more than fifteen years. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies and groups throughout the UK, is a guest lecturer at Dillington House and has been leading painting courses in France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain since 1999. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a Community Interest Company that delivered over forty different leisure courses and workshops to adult learners in the Frome area, attracting nearly seven hundred enrolments during its first year. In 2011, he won the Bax Award at the Black Swan Open Art Competition and in 2012, he was a finalist for the Holburne Portrait Prize.
David is also the writer and presenter of SEEING THINGS, a monthly community radio programme about the visual arts for FromeFM and is a contributor.