Towards modernism: Corot’s 'The Wood Gatherer'

Slow art

Monday 7 August, 2–4pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1

Marc Woodhead

£24/£23 conc./£22 Members

‘Stop thinking about art as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences,’ said Mark Rothko

It takes time for a painting to yield its secrets. Looking slowly at art can lead to discoveries, such as sensory observations, personal and intellectual insights, and emotional responses.

Join Marc Woodhead and fellow art lovers to look intensely at a single painting. Be curious, ponder, listen to others, share thoughts, be moved, and above all, savour the experience at these eye-opening and inspiring sessions.

Over three sessions, we consider the paintings’ original meaning and explore the validity of our personal encounter with art. Can we experience paintings on our own terms?

Sessions include a Gallery visit and a discussion in a conference room.

Image above: Detail from Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, The Wood Gatherer, perhaps 1865-70