PAMELA Halford will discuss how artists portray love on Monday, November 5, at the next meeting of the Neroche Decorative and Fine Arts Society.
A freelance lecturer, researcher/ scriptwriter and director at the BBC, she has lectured widely for the English Speaking Union, the National Trust, art and history societies, the National Gallery and Bath University.
She says some artists express personal experiences in their art, and we gain insight into their lives.
Others use imagination to portray love in many ways, providing us with charming, puzzling, hilarious or disturbing images.
Humour and wit are never far away in this illustrated talk, and Pamela will show the work of caricaturists who delight in exploiting human feelings.
Art from 2650BC to the present, sometimes accompanied by an appropriate poem or odd ode, will play on the emotions.
The meeting is at Seavington Millennium Hall in Water Street, Seavington St Mary, and visitors are welcome – admission costs £3 for the first two visits only.
For details see www.nerochedfas.org.uk