Flowers of the Dutch Golden Age
|Dates:||21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017|
|Location:||The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG|
Participants in this course will study a selection of images of beautiful 17th century flower paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, one of their highest expressions in the history of art. You will then paint a single flower, interpreting the image in the medium of egg tempera working on a gesso ground. Then a larger composition shall be undertaken, either an original one or taken from an image from the 17th century. This shall be painted on a gessoed panel.
In this course students shall learn about the method and techniques of egg tempera, including working in layers from dark to light, fine brush work, dry brush and glazing.
Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, (Antwerp 1573 – 1621 The Hague), A Vase of Flowers in a Window, with a distant Landscape beyond, On copper, 11 ½ x 9 ins. (29 x 23 cm). Image courtesy of The Johnny Van Haeften Gallery.
Lily Corbett is a painter who studied drawing and painting with the visionary artist Cecil Collins from 1976 until 1989 and continues to teach his methods in life drawing. She also worked as a picture restorer and conserver for many years She completed her MA at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in 2002.