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Gold - named in Latin after the first light of the day - is associated with the festive season. It reappears throughout this Artvent calendar as a material used widely not just for its material value but as a symbolic element that reflects light and brightens interiors. Today we take a look brief look at gold in art with Accredited Lecturer Alexandra Epps.


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Golden - thank you

Janet Sat, 04/12/2021 - 08:43 Permalink

I loved the poem Light by Rabindranath Tagore and today's concise talk about gold.
ARTVENT, what a wonderful idea. I become a child again, curious to open a small door every day, wondering what the next talk or image will be about.
I loved the Rockwell images and talk too, maybe a little shorter?.
From Belgium a merry Christmas to you all.
Yvonne Huizinga

Yvonne Huizinga Sat, 04/12/2021 - 08:39 Permalink

What a wonderful way to include works of art to illustrate the subject of gold, an impressive explanation.

Muriel Lowe Sat, 04/12/2021 - 08:28 Permalink

Very cheerful on a Cornish Mizzle day! Tq.

Samme Charlesworth Sat, 04/12/2021 - 08:24 Permalink

No Carolyn. See the catch up button.
They've all been wonderful and I particularly loved the Rockwell images. Almost photographic but with those twists of insight.
Merry ever.

Sylvia McKenzie Sat, 04/12/2021 - 08:10 Permalink

Carolyn above - the link will always open today’s window. If you want to look at days you've missed, click on the banner above and you can look at any other previous days.

Liz Sat, 04/12/2021 - 08:09 Permalink

Just catching up with my emails.
When I clicked on Day 3. I got Day 4.
Looks like if you are slow in opening and the next day is already posted you miss out on the previous day. Correct?

Carolyn Sat, 04/12/2021 - 07:51 Permalink

Golden Sat, 04/12/2021 - 07:35 Permalink

As usual Charles fascinating. I love his art, a very different era!
Have a Merry and cozy Christmas.
Alex from Adelaide

Alex Hagan Sat, 04/12/2021 - 06:17 Permalink