Young Arts November News

The Arts Society Sherborne Young Arts are delighted to have arranged a golden opportunity for Yeovil College students to expand their knowledge of Modern Art with a Golden Jubilee Lecture

On 7 November nearly one hundred students from Yeovil College attended an inspirational lecture by Linda Smith, an Arts Society accredited lecturer. The hour’s lecture at the College was entitled The Expanded Body: how the human figure works in modern art.  

Tate Modern lecturer, Linda Smith, illustrated through dynamic images and succinct explanation the development of styles in Modern Art and the rationale behind paintings and sculptures of the human figure by artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Epstein, Lucien Freud and Jackson Pollock. Afterwards one student said that he enjoyed seeing the works of Art in their historical context, particularly the direct emotional effect of the two world wars. Another said, “I loved every moment. I didn’t want it to end!” Praise indeed!

This wonderful lecture was part of a Wessex Area initiative by Maggie Watts, our Wessex Area Chairman, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of The Arts Society, formerly known as NADFAS.  The lecture, fully funded jointly by The Arts Society Wessex, The Arts Society Sherborne and the Patricia Fay Foundation, was introduced by The Arts Society Sherborne Chairman, Mary Jacobsen and also attended by Area Organiser, Vanessa Hallam.

Andy Rollo of Yeovil College wishes to convey his thanks on behalf of students and colleagues to all concerned. “The consensus is that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the TASS Golden Lecture!”

 The Arts Society Sherborne recognizes the importance of inspiring young people to further their studies in our cultural and artistic heritage through their support for Young Arts.

Jean Wadsworth

 Young Arts Representative