Childhood in art. An illustrated art talk in aid of Children & War Foundation.
25 February 2021 at 6 pm GMT
Art historian Lydia Bauman writes: “We are accustomed to seeing childhoods damaged or destroyed by the ravages of war – and it is these children that CaW aims to help. This talk is about the various ways artists have portrayed children through European history.”
While artists were capable of capturing the naturalism and innocence of children, she will demonstrate how more often than not they chose to represent them through a filter of social or artistic conventions of the day. Children’s portraits and scenes of children at play, tell us a great deal about their place in society and reveal truths about early gender conditioning. Intriguingly – and not unlike today – children sometimes even take on the role of moral messengers, wagging a finger at the folly of grown-ups.
Cost: £10 per person or what you can afford (more or less)
How to donate: Click on the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helen-likierman7
Zoom to join the talk: ID: 84299918876 Passcode: 449199