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Images of War: World War I-Looking Back to the Renaissance/Iconography St George & Dragon

A short series to commemorate the art of the Great War, through a very particular view point – that of the connections between the official art commissioned and the influence of Renaissance painting on those commissions. This influence is perhaps not obvious, however it was crucial since the British War Memorials Committee charged with commissioning war art for a Hall of Remembrance, held up Uccello's Battle of San Romano as the standard bearer for the size and scale of new canvases commissioned. Further connections between both periods, will be discussed in relation to sculpted memorial monuments to the fallen of WW1


St George is of course the patron saint of England. But he is also celebrated in many other countries and cultures as a warrior saint whilst the dragon is always the foe that must be defeated. You will examine how this type of imagery, deeply rooted in political, religious and cultural concepts, was envisaged in 15C Italy and then in World War 1.


Speaker(s):

Dr Antonia Whitley | talks

 

Date and Time:

5 February 2015 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Organised by:

THE COURSE
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Tickets:

£46

Available from:

info@thecoursestudies.co.uk

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