Bath Society of Artists - ART TALKS – The Revd. Stephen Girling and ‘The Modern Portrait as Icon’
28 May 2019
Revd. Stephen Girling, the Missioner at Bath Abbey, will be drawing on his Masters research to talk about the aspiration of Vincent van Gogh to paint portraits which are able to penetrate through to a person’s soul and into another eternal dimension. Stephen will explore the extent to which van Gogh achieved this, with reference to one particular portrait – ‘La Berceuse’. He will give an approach to ‘seeing’ that has the potential to move a viewer from simple observation to profound spiritual insight.
Image credit: Image of Van Gogh: Courtauld Gallery