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How does one ‘read’ a painting? How does a picture work? What materials are paintings made of? What do images mean? What are the subjects of paintings? Looking at a wide range of paintings, including portraits, still lives, mythical and religious narratives, this course will give participants the ability to recognise, and make sense of, the iconography and hidden meanings in paintings.
Understanding of the evolution and innovations of materials and techniques.
Ability to analyse images and the symbols in paintings and engage with the subjects of Western European Art An understanding of how to analyse images and interpret signs and symbols
Ability to engage with and discuss the subjects and subtexts of painting
Acquire knowledge of art’s representation of biblical stories and classical myths
Knowledge of key artists and masterpieces
Born in Paris in 1976, Aliki Braine studied at The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford, The Slade School of Fine Art, London and The Courtauld Institute where she was awarded a distinction for her masters in 17th century painting. Aliki has been a regular lecturer at the National Gallery since 2001 and also teaches at the Wallace Collection, Courtauld Gallery and for The Arts Society. She is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Fine Art Photography for the University of the Arts London. Aliki is also a practicing artist who regularly exhibits her photographic work internationally.
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