Art, Imagination and our Relationship with those who have passed through the Gate of Death

Friday 1 November 7.30pm - 8.45pm
Christian Art is full of the representation of those who have died, especially the saints and martyrs. The artists and people of the early Christian centuries felt themselves in communion with these highly developed individuals who had preceded them. Further, the celebration of a meal with the dead was an important festival for them. Later, artists as diverse as Raphael, Blake and Picasso felt themselves inspired by those they loved who had died before them. We will consider what our relationship to the dead is, not only in our creative working but also in our everyday thoughts and activity.