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Coming Up:
February 6th: ***change to published programme*** - details TBA
February 18th: AGM at The Blue Boar, 7.00pm

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Monday, 20 January 2020

Brochure

It's that time of year again! Ludlow Art Society's publicity brochure is being prepared and we require 2 examples of artwork. If anyone would like a photograph of their work to be featured in our brochure please get in touch. Please include the title of your work and your name as you would like it to be published and send them to: infosec.las@gmail .com. Thank you

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Spotlight: "Who made this? Who Owns that?"

This Decade’s first Spotlight shines on movement. Art makes the world go round. Art can depict movement, and cause movement.
Here are some artworks.  See if you can guess what they are called, and who painted or made them.


Here is the list of the artists and the titles of those 11 artworks.  Can you match the images to the artists?  Play it with friends if you like....
   Jean-Pierre Roy, “Nachlass”
   Ed Ruscha, “Cold Beer Beautiful Girls”
   Francis Bacon, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud”
   Edgar Degas, “Petite Danceuse de quatorze ans”
   Carel Fabritius, “Hagar and the Angel”
   Glenn Ligon, “Black Like Me No. 2”
   KAWS, “Colossus”
   Fernand L├ęger’s “Les Deux Bicyclettes”
   Tracey Emin, “For You”
   Bedda, “It does not matter where we are”
   Thomas Hart Benton, “Back From the Fields”


To see the answers of which artwork is which, go here...

After we have done that, we can look at who owned or bought the artworks.  To see the list of the various owners, with photographs of them, go here... 
https://ludlowartsociety.blogspot.com/2013/01/spotlight-who-part-3-owners-who-made.html
No peeking!


After that will be the full answers matching up the artworks are, the artists, and the owners.

Happy New Year

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Lars A Persson.

Wales in Big Format”
A week with aquarelle in the village of Llangynog from 5th June to 12th June 2020.
Painting holiday with a well-known artist Lars A Persson in big format.
The course is all about watercolour and enabling you to free up your working practice and remove some of the myths associated with watercolour like paint big to relax not be afraid and scared of painting big.
Lars is an expert in this area he is well known overseas in Europe, Norden etc.
He lives in Gothenburg but has always wanted to come to Wales for its environment and hold a course in watercolour.

The course is in the beautiful village of Llangynog Wales
Bookings start 28th January and close 10th April 2020

For more information and to book your place
Lena Churm contact details are:


Tel.07828 129824





Friday, 13 December 2019

Spotlight: Tolkein

Spotlight, this December, glows across lands like a fire in a mountain cave, the eye of Sauron, or a beam from a wizard's staff.  We look at the art of JRR Tolkein, creator of 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit', and other worlds.  And this one.
Many of his drawings for The Hobbit were found in 2011, and have been exhibited and published over the past few years.
There are also many recently discover illustrations that do not relate to his books, but simply show his artistic proclivities and skills.  
So much has arisen through those thoughts and forms.  Whole visions that have shaped our world as well as the worlds on paper and page.

If the past few weeks have seemed like a mixture of 'Downton Abbey' meets 'Zombie Apocalypse', we can take comfort in the Palaces and orc hordes of 'Lord of the Rings', the contested strongholds and personal journeys, shared directions, and heavy burdens, and the onward journeys.  
It's all there in metaphor and tale.
I hope this continues to show us all, if needed, what culture means and does, and the part it plays in everything we are, and we become.  These creations are part of the real world as well as fantasy worlds - and also the areas in between, where life and fantasy intermix.  
Merry Christmas and happy tales to all LAS members, and everyone near you.
See you at a LAS social, or a LAS talk.  It's part of what we're all about!

References
Themes of Lord of the Rings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Themes_of_The_Lord_of_the_Rings
Town of Culture: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/dec/29/yvette-cooper-leads-call-for-town-of-culture-award-regeneration