8th January – The Hands of Leonardo da Vinci
Lecturer: Guy Rooker
Guy Rooker is a surgeon with a long admiration for the work of Leonardo. His contention is that the hand has been an underestimated but nevertheless central component of visual art. Leonardo stated that the hand could be as expressive as the face and that the structure and function of the hand was the organ through which an artist expresses himself. This talk reviews the way in which the artist investigated the form and function of the hand through his paintings and used this knowledge as a narrative tool.
The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies has changed its name to The Arts Society. The Helmsley branch is now The Arts Society Helmsley
Lectures are held in Helmsley Arts Centre auditorium at 7.15pm
Annual membership: £45 per annum for 9 lectures Individual lecture £10
For more information contact Rowena Godfrey 01439 770617