Take Six: Beauty – GI 21 007 (Face to Face)
29 June 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Tutor: Ronnie Ireland D.A. (Drawing and Painting; Glasgow School of Art) B.A. (Hons) Open UniversityGo to all Courses
‘Beauty’ is what? An eternal truth? In the eye of the beholder? Are there values that we can all agree upon? We take six artists; six works; six different views of ‘beauty’ to see if we can reach any conclusions in this long historical debate. We’ll look at six examples from ancient to contemporary to try to get a little closer to finding an answer to what ‘beauty’ is for us now.
Please note: Due to social distancing measures, face to face classes currently have a capacity of 12 students. We will endeavor to review this number in line with the lifting of Government restrictions.
About the Speaker
Ronnie’s life has always revolved around art and music. He has drawn and painted all his life and made music (mainly singing; from opera through to rock and jazz) during much of it.
He was born and educated in Glasgow, then moved to Edinburgh where he taught art and ran a company, organising and playing music. Ronnie moved to the south of England in 2011, realising he needed a fresh start and new challenges in a new place.
The regular art classes which Ronnie now runs are very important to him. They aim to encourage artists to develop their own ideas and voice, and he finds it exciting and gratifying working with the artists as they progress. He feels it is the most difficult, but also the most rewarding part of art. Ronnie also gives regular talks, demonstrations and workshops on many aspects of art and creativity to art societies, educational institutions and the corporate world.
His own art centres around the idea of identity and how it manifests in many different ways from the theatrical to the everyday.
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