13
February 2018

Art and Architecture in Armenia and Georgia

Welcome to The Arts Society Limpsfield
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -
09:45 to 14:30
United Reform Church
21 Bluehouse Lane Oxted RH8 0AA

This study day will explore the church architecture and decoration from a region full of early Christian buildings.

Clare Ford-Wille will reveal stunning examples of church architecture and decoration from a region full of early Christian buildings.

Armenia and Georgia have had chequered histories, but much remains from their rich artistic past. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity in 301 A.D. and churches built during this early period in both places exhibit highly sophisticated experiments in dome construction and masonry techniques.  Of particular beauty are the ‘khatchkars’ (carved crosses) unique to Armenia.   Georgian and Armenian illuminated manuscripts glow with vivid colours and the 19th century artistic revival is diverse and fascinating.

Image:  Passage of the Red Sea, 1266 from a medieval Armenian Bible in the Armenian Patriarchate Library Jerusalem

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mrs Clare Ford-Wille

Honours degree in History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London. Regular commitments include Centre for Lifelong Learning, London University, National Gallery, V&A Museum, WEA, Morley College, the City Literary Institute, the Art Fund and National Trust. Study tours abroad.