24
November 2022

FROM CRADLE TO CAVE: THE ICONOGRAPHY OF THE NATIVITY IN LATE MEDIEVAL ART

Welcome to The Arts Society Woburn Area
Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 19:30
Aspley Guise Village Hall
9 Woburn Lane Aspley Guise MK17 8JH
Online Event

The perfect Christmas lecture!

The perfect Christmas lecture! What does the ancient Nativity icon from the Orthodox East actually mean and why does late Trecento art show something different? This lecture traces the fascinating development of the Nativity image, from its Byzantine roots to the more familiar devotional images from late 14th century Italy.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Ms Helen McIldowie-Jenkins

Helen combines her many years’ experience as an educator and professional artist to explain Late Medieval Italian Art and Eastern Orthodox iconography from a different perspective. Her interdisciplinary lectures weave together (with passion and humour) art historical scholarship, technical expertise and devotional context to provide a unique narrative for understanding 13th -14th century Italian panel painting. She has lectured, delivered art history and medieval panel painting courses for over thirty years to educational trusts, colleges, art societies, faith organisations, schools and HLF projects, as well as teaching independently and leading art pilgrimage tours in Sinai and Italy.

Helen has received numerous commissions from cathedrals, churches and private patrons and has been described as one of the UKs leading iconographers. She is a MA graduate of the Courtauld Institute (Edmond J. Safra Scholarship) and holds a first-class BA Hons, Fine Art Diploma and Adult Education Teaching qualification. She has worked in the museum sector at London’s leading Russian Art Auction House, MacDougall Arts and at Christie's.