Saturday 16 February 2019, 10.30 am

Study Day:
Painting the Elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire
Lecturer: Alexandra Drysdale



The Study Day will take place in the DESY Hörsaal, Building 05, Notkestr 85, 22607 Hamburg and doors will open at 10 am with coffee and tea being provided. A delicious Italian buffet lunch will be served around 12 15 and the Study Day will end at around 3 pm.

The fee, including lecture, tea/coffee and lunch will be €48 for members and €52 for guests.


Lecture summary

Alexandra examines how artists through the ages have represented the Elements. The day begins with the history of the Elements in different cultures from Ancient Greece to China and India. The Elements have been regarded as both physical substances and as spiritual energies that manifest themselves in nature and in the human being. A wide range of art will be shown, including Frieda Kahlo, Richard Long, Bridget Riley, David Hockney and Alexandra Drysdale.


Biography of lecturer

Alexandra Drysdale is an art historian as well as a professional artist specialising in painting, sculpture and performance. Her lectures combine art historical knowledge with personal expertise in aesthetics and artistic techniques. Art from all periods, including her own work, is examined from an artist’s point of view. She holds a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art and an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from Cambridge School of Art.

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