Starts:
17 January 2018

The Art Society Talks

Lars Tharp (Antiques Road Show presenter): The gate of Heroes: On the China Trail

Our next illustrated talk will be held at the Garrison Library, a wonderful venue for our artistic and informative Society.

The title of our next talk is THE DRAGONS CLAW, the signs and meaning in Chinese art.

 
Commences at 7.30 pm, please join us for a glass of wine provided by The Cellar from 6.30 pm Guests welcome £12.00 at the door Art students come free.

A fascinating talk given by Lars Tharp, who is a regular lecturer and broadcaster and leads occasional tours to China.

In Chinese art nothing is what it appears to be: five bats are not just bats;bamboo not just bamboo;a peach not merely a peach,nor a vase just a vase. Chinese language allows the same word,or rather,sound, to several possible meanings,giving rise to verbal-visual puns which elude the non-Chinese speaker.

Of China’s many symbols, the most potent is The Dragon.

Find out more on this fascinating subject by coming to our illustrated talk.

This talk is sponsored by Sovereign Trust (Gibraltar) Limited

 commences at 7.30 pm, please join us for a glass of wine provided by The Cellar from 6.30 pm Guests welcome £12.00 at the door Art students come free.