Our 2009-2010 Discovery Days


The Art of Looking – How do we look at paintings & sculptures

Warren Hearden



How do we look at paintings and sculptures? How do we evaluate their worth? How can we get more out of them? Any gallery visit will be more enjoyable and fruitful if we know how to ‘Look‘. Warren Hearnden outlined three ways of approaching art to ensure that any work of art becomes accessible and enjoyable – no matter how complex. By comparing and contrasting the works of a variety of differing artists (such as Rembrandt, Turner, Michelangelo, Bomberg, Bernini, Picasso, Cezanne and Canaletto) the lecturer explored ways in which the technical aspects, stylistic approach and historical background can be analysed. Future visits by members to museums and exhibitions will become more enjoyable and constructive.


Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth