We love this talk about Rembrandt: Facing the Darkness which is part of the wonderful series of HENI Talks, presented by Zach Taylor.
Zach won the ARTiculation Prize 2019 for his heartfelt and intelligent discussion of Rembrandt’s self-portraits, an adaption of which was filmed by HENI Talks at the National Gallery. Zach explores how through facing the darkness in his personal life, Rembrandt brings his viewers into the light. With his mastery of chiaroscuro and references to the great artists of the past, he positioned himself as a master of a new age: confident in his talents yet honest about the effects of painful life experiences.
ARTiculation is the Roche Court Educational Trust’s acclaimed initiative which champions students, aged between 16 – 19 regardless of background and experience. It provides a platform for students to develop their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and ideas, through the arts and public speaking.
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The Arts Society Blackwater are purchasing an art cart for Maldon Museum, a museum which is run entirely by volunteers including some Arts Society members. The art materials will help the art activities at the museum when local schools and families visit.
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I am amazed at the confident and assured presentation of this young man. Such an interesting talk. Thank you.
Brilliant. Thank you.
Marvellous talk in content and delivery. Very impressive.
Such a brilliant and intelligent presentation I do hope we hear more from this young man.
Excellent essay on the work of an artist many of us have frequently viewed - your words encourage new insights. Well done
Beautiful interpretation of the sacrificial darkness endured by Rembrandt to light the shadows we try to run away from. Wonderful delivery with conviction . Well done👍
Well done Zach, you have touched my soul with this presentation expressing feelings that we encounter in the darkness portrayed by this artist.
An excellent presentation by a most impressive young man. Thank you
Really enlightening and professional.
Pure soul. Thank you