Adventures in Faith – Art and Spirituality

More Than Meets the Eye – Symbol and Allegory in Western Art

Lectures by Canon Anne Dyer

Thursdays 25 May, 1, 15, 22 June 2017
2pm – 4pm, Royal Overseas League, Princes Street, Edinburgh


Understanding a painting often involves paying attention to the small details. Through the centuries artists have used, and then reinterpreted, a language of symbol and allegory to add depth to the meaning of pictures. These lectures explore some of the most common symbols used in western art, many from the Christian tradition, as well as exploring some of the stories that were used allegorically to explore real world issues at the time the paintings were produced.

£35 for series / £10 per session. Bursary help available, please enquire. If you have facility please book online by 23 May

or phone Elizabeth White, Adventures in Faith Coordinator 07398 954 011