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Peace and War Art Talks
November 8 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
One event on November 9 at 7:00pm
Just before Remembrance Day, the Cowichan Valley Arts Council will be offering two online sessions on how art has been used in the past to celebrate victories in war. More recently, many artists have been concerned with denouncing war and embracing peace, so the second session will look at how modern memorials reflect that by acknowledging the human toll rather than glorifying battle.
Host Rob MacLean, a former history teacher, will lead a discussion on the art history of war and look at contemporary ways to commemorate conflict.
The presentation will allow for lots of discussions take a close look at some famous paintings on the subject of war. In the second session, Maclean will examine the evolution of war memorials from Ancient Rome to Vimy to Vietnam.
Both sessions are free. People can sign up on the CVAC website to receive a link. https://cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca/whats-on/
Part I War paintings Monday Nov. 8, 2 pm-3:30 pm
Part II War memorials Tuesday Nov. 9, 7-8:30 pm