Guildford Wey Valley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Guildford Wey Valley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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The Adoration of the Magi: from Catacomb to Christmas card, who were the Wise Men of Christian Art?
Dr Geri Parlby
Wednesday 13 December 2017

Please note - our Christmas lecture will take place on WEDNESDAY 13th December 2017.

They've adorned our Christmas cards; taken pride of place in our cribs and school nativity plays and provided centuries of artists a chance to add a dash of exotic colour into their mellow scenes of the birth of Christ.  In this lecture we will be looking at the oldest images of the Magi from as early as the 3rd century; the legend that links them with the first Christian artist and their metamorphosis into the exotic kings.

Dr Geri Parlby MA PhD FRSA

Geri is a former Fleet Street journalist and film publicist.  She has a first class honours degree in History and Theology, a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London.

She has been lecturing for the past eleven years both in the UK and internationally.  She is also principal lecturer on the NADFAS South West Area's History of Art course and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

 

***Wine and Mince Pies will be served after the lecture***