Animals as Cyphers and Symbols of Spirituality in our Art and Culture , led by Julia Grigg and Dr Jenny Gashke
Saturday 18 May, 10am-3pm, St Endellion Church
Come and join historical fiction author Julia Grigg and Bristol Museum’s Curator of Fine Art Dr Jenny Gashke for a Reflective Day exploring animal themes through literature and art history.
A guided observation of the portrayal of animals as symbols and ciphers of spirituality in works of art will be illustrated with many images from the outstanding collection of the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
This will lead into a presentation on dogs’ significance in myth and literature, serving as an introduction to Julia Grigg’s recently-published novel ‘The Eyes that Look – the secret story of Bassano’s Hunting Dogs.’
Praised by Fay Weldon as ‘an important and knowledgeable book about art history which also happens to be a beautifully written novel’, ‘The Eyes that Look’,an adventure story vividly portraying the world of High Renaissance Italy, also describes the changing attitude towards animals’ place in the world which began to emerge in this period.
Tickets £10. Bring a picnic lunch.
The Eyes that Lookby Julia Grigg is available on amazon.co.uk