study visits

Art at St Paul’s Cathedral

  • Tuesday 24 April 2018
    (2.15pm - meet at 2.05pm at top of steps, on right side, of St Paul's Cathedral)

The cathedral’s visual arts programme explores the meeting of art and faith. This visit will provide the opportunity to examine in depth several modern artworks currently on show. Included will be Mary, the second work made for St Paul’s by Bill Viola, which was installed in September 2016 to coincide with the Feast of Mary. It is comprised of a triptych of plasma screens showing the life of Mary from birth to death. His slow motion works are inspired by religious Renaissance paintings. He was involved in the Tristan Project, a version of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde created in collaboration with choreographer Peter Sellars and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. Participants may find it useful to have some awareness of Bill Viola’s work beforehand.


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