The Arts Society Teme Valley
Welcome to The Arts Society Teme Valley. We draw our members from across the community and are dedicated to promoting the appreciation and enjoyment of Art, its history and its contribution to our heritage.
We are proud of our series of well-supported lectures given by renowned experts on a wide variety of interesting subjects. They are held on the 3rd Wednesday each month from September to May in the Ludlow Assembly Rooms. See Lectures for more information. We also organize Study Days, and Visits. Other events will be advertised from time to time.
Come and join us on a Wednesday afternoon from two o’clock at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms to find out more and enjoy listening to a talk about something you had never realized was so fascinating.
To find out how to join us or become a member and find out more about us, please click on Join Us and the other tabs above. We are a member of The Arts Society and are part of The Arts Society West Mercia area.
Owing to renovation works currently being carried out by the Ludlow Assembly Rooms (LAR), from now until further notice, Lectures will take place in Oscars, NOT in the auditorium. The coffee and tea sessions after the Lectures will be held in the Studio. LAR will provide signage to enable visitors to find Oscars as the usual entrance will be closed. Should the improvement works at LAR ever preclude the use of Oscars, details of an alternative venue will be published here.
NEXT LECTURE: The hands of Leonardo da Vinci
Wednesday 20th February 2019
The hand has been an underestimated but nevertheless central component of visual art. Leonardo stated that the hand can be as expressive as the face and acknowledged that the structure and function of the hand was the organ through which an artist expresses himself.
His remarkably accurate drawings of the six layers of anatomy of the hand are testament to his pursuit of detail. He used this knowledge in the narrative of the Last Supper. In Leonardo’s version of the Vitruvian Man, the hand is used as the unit of measurement to demonstrate the concept of divine proportion.
This talk reveals the way in which Leonardo investigated the form and function of the hand. His painting and narrative art are reviewed to demonstrate how he used this knowledge to depict the hand as a form of expression.
Guy Rooker comes to the Arts Society from the world of science in general and surgery in particular. He describes himself as a retired surgeon with a lifelong passion, fascination and admiration for the work of Leonardo da Vinci.
‘I consider the contribution he has made to the world of art and the investigation of scientific concepts to be quite unique and extraordinary in the way that so many of his pioneering investigations have contributed to the understanding of our world today’
Visitors welcome, pay £8 at the door
You can read a review of each Lecture after it has been given by navigating to "Previous Lectures" on the Lectures Page. Click on the particular Lecture in which you are interested and the Review will be found beneath the Description of the Lecture.
To read reviews of each Study Day or Visit, follow the same principle as above but navigate first to the relevant page ie "Study Days" or "Visits" and then proceed as above.