SCIENCE & THE ATOMIC AGE INFLUENCE ON DALI'S ART LECTURE

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After the atomic bombs were dropped on  August 6th and 9th of 1945 on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Dalí took his work in a new direction based on the principle that the modern age had to be assimilated into art if art was to be truly contemporary.

Salvador Dalí was a man of many interests and one of them was the world of science. In his  library were hundreds of books about various aspects of science (physics, quantum mechanics, the origins of life, evolution, mathematics,etc), with notes and observations on the margins. There were also many scientific journals, which he would read to stay updated of developments in science and to which he was subscribed until his death.

Towards the end of his life he was highly interested in the work developed by Stephen Hawking, A History of Time, and in the catastrophe theory of the mathematician René Thom, with whom he was great friends.

Dali's artwork after 1945 is a historical tour of the scientific events of this century, or at least of those that struck him most.

DATE:
Monday, October 10th
Wednesday, October 12th

TIME:
10:30 h

WHERE:
Darocas Studio inside the offices of Benitachell Properties

FEE:
10 E
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SOROLLA "THE LURE OF THE LIGHT" - VALENCIAN IMPRESSIONISM by Karla Darocas

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SPECIAL FUNDRAISER EVENT 
Monday - 24TH October
10:30 - Seating * 11:00 Start * 12:30 Finish



PRESS INFORMATION

It was been 120 years now since the devoted Impressionist artist Joaquín Sorolla came on a vacation to Javea and decided it to be a very special place.

"Sublime Jávea, immense, the best I know for painting ... I shall be here a few days. If you were here, two months," he remarked with enthusiasm in a letter to his  wife.

In a subsequent letter he also wrote "This, Xabia, has all that I could wish for and more, and if you could see what I have in front of my cottage, you’d be lost for words to praise it; I fall silent from the emotion that still grips me; imagine, my house is on Monte Carlo itself; this is all a mad dream, just like living on the sea, aboard a great ship. You made such a mistake in not coming!! You'd be so happy... You'd enjoy yourself so much! This is the place I've always dreamt about, Sea and Mountains, but what a sea!"

Sorolla returned to paint in 1898, 1900 and 1905.

In celebration of this 120 year mark and in an effort to bring Sorolla's impressions and revolutionary artistic techniques into a broader understanding, a very special Fine Arts lecture about Sorolla will take place.

"The Lure of the Light"
Monday - 24TH October
10:30 - Seating

10€ donation

Mrs. Karla Darocas is an Honours Fine Arts graduate from Canada and is also this region's most recognised Fine Arts educator specialising in the Spanish Masters - their autobiographies, their historical times and of course their art works.

Mrs. Darocas is holding a Fine Arts lecture and visual slideshow at THE CHURCH CENTER (International Baptist Church) in Javea on Monday, October 24TH - 2016.



GOALS

  • To celebrate, appreciate & enlighten about the revolutionary 20th century art movement called Impressionism and its Valencian artistic master - Joaquín Sorolla
  • Raise much needed funds for a promising regional artist named Laura Aldridge, who is a single mother based in Benidoleig.

EDUCATION AND FUNDRAISING
To Encourage & Aid Artist & Single Mother
* LAURA ALDRIDGE



Karla has created an Art Historian in Residence programme for Laura Aldridge whereby she can attend all of the Fine Arts lectures in the teaching season, free of charge, in order to increase her arts history education and hence painting techniques.

Mrs. Darocas also recognises that Aldridge is a struggling mother trying to generate revenue for herself and her 10 year old son.

"To increase her knowledge base, Laura has taken some very important business skills training courses awarded by the charity called Guardian Angles; however, she is without business tools," expresses the educator.

"A basic laptop computer and a digital camera are the most important tools in today's business world and without them you cannot run a successful enterprise," concludes Karla Darocas.

Karla wants to be able to buy Laura Aldridge these necessary tools, and the proceeds from the Sorolla lecture will go towards this mission.

Before the lecture, the Church members will be serving beverages and home made cakes for a small donation to them.

Then - after the lecture - guest will be invited to view the artworks created by Karla in the style and technique of Sorolla but updated with the impressions of today's modern kids at the beach. Beach children being one of his favourite themes.

Guests will also be encouraged to buy some artworks created by Laura Aldridge.

It will be an event not to be missed!



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"LURE OF THE LIGHT"
Joaquín Sorolla
FINE ARTS LECTURE
Monday - 24TH October
10:30 - Seating

10€ donation

Instructor * Mrs. Karla Darocas, (Hons.B.A. Fine Arts)

VALENCIAN IMPRESSIONISM

Included in this lecture...
  • A Brief but important overview of the Impressionism art movement.
  • An In-depth look at Spanish Impressionism with a special focus on Valencian Impressionism
  • A Selective Presentation of the Life, Times & Works of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (27 February 1863 – 10 August 1923 * Valencia, Spain)

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INVITATION
Monday - 24TH October
10:30 - Seating


Hello Friends & Students

I invite you to reserve a ticket and a seat to this very special lecture.

I am putting together an action packed adventure into the revolution of "Impressionism" and how this radical approach to art - changed our perspectives of light, colour and nature.

This lecture will be full of the "Wow!!" factor to fine art fans.

I want to take an intensive look into "Impressionism" and how "Impressionist" artists turned their backs on artificial lighting and explored what happened to their visions when they went outside to paint. For the first time, artists ventured into the natural light for a really good look around.

What they recorded and created turned heads. The change caused a scandal a century ago!

A Valenciano-born artist of middle-class background and fine arts training and awards, had the "enlightened" idea to bring the Paris-born impressionist revolution back to his home town of Valencia.

That artist was Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida.

He captured the light and recorded his "impressions" and "visions" of the Costa Blanca.

I am always so honoured to be lecturing on Sorolla. I feel so inspired!!

Hope you will share this journey with me.

And help me to buy Laura some tools so she can get busy!!

Karla Darocas,
www.SpainLifestyle.com
www.KarlaDarocas.com

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TICKET PRICES
* Guaranteed Seating
10,00€

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND
You are invited to just buy a ticket or two via PayPal
- in order to support this event and its goal. Thank You.



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