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Nikon and the The National Gallery are delighted to partner together for our first joint webinar, exploring the celebrated art of still-life.
This one hour event will see Nikon Ambassador Donna Crous and the National Gallery's Curatorial Fellow Lucy Chiswell discuss the similarities and differences between two major art forms- painting and photography.
During this talk, Lucy will discuss the artistic qualities of Adriaen Coorte's small but powerful 18th Century painting, ‘Still Life with a Bowl of Strawberries, a Spray of Gooseberries, Asparagus and a Plum’, part of The National Gallery’s permanent collection, whilst Donna shares how she drew inspiration from this piece, using it to inform the creation of her own photography work, commissioned especially for this talk.
This lively discussion will give you tips on how to emulate the light, composition and colour seen in both Donna’s images and Adriaen Coorte's paintings whilst also giving you behind the scenes access into the processes used by both artists.
Donna Crous is an award-winning blogger and food photographer living in Surrey, UK. She has been a finalist in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition, and shortlisted in the Stylist Award category for 2019 and 2020.
Her reputation is built not only on her photography, but also recipe development, cooking and styling, This combination of skills has led to work across a spectrum ranging from health/food magazines, through brand development to recipe books. A regular photographer for Page Street Publishers based in Boston, MA. Donna's own book, "A Healthier Family For Life" (through Little, Brown publishers) is due out in 2021.
Donna is always happy to share what she knows and works closely with Nikon as a Nikon UK and Northern Europe Ambassador doing talks and workshops, as well as running her own workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring sessions.
She has been a Nikon user since the beginning of her career.
Lucy Chiswell is the Dorset Curatorial Fellow at the National Gallery, specialising in paintings from 1600 to 1800. Her recent research has focused on Bernardo Bellotto’s views of the Fortress of Königstein and she is currently working on the exhibition Artemisia (3 October 2020–24 January 2021).
Previously, Lucy was Assistant Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, where she worked on exhibitions including In the Age of Giorgione (2017), Charles I: King and Collector (2018) and The Renaissance Nude (2019). In 2019, she founded Cult, whose mission is to make the arts more accessible to a younger, non-specialist audience.
( 17:00 - 18:00 )
TRAINER: DONNA CROUS AND LUCY CHISWELL
Average customer rating for this course:
"it was my first Nikon course and for me it was an exciting experience. I liked Donna Crouz's speech and her presentation with practical and useful ideas for organizing a photo shoot at home. As I'm Italian, I found it easy to follow with the powerpoint presented."
"The recent Nikon course hosted in conjunction with the National Gallery was a fantastic experience. We were treated not only an opportunity to learn from great still life artists of the past, but also taken through the creative experience of how to create and light a still life photographic creation."
"It was interesting. A little disconcerting becasue I didn't realise it would start with an appreciation of art (painting) still life but it soon moved on to photographic still life."
"Inspirational! Not so much a 'course', more a way of looking at still-life paintings, drawing out the essence and then re-interpreting into something new and photographic. Very enjoyable and one of the best online 'lock-down' sessions I've attended. I'm looking forward to having a go!"
"This was my first course with Nikon and I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, I needn’t have worried as the presenters were both knowledgeable and able to present in a clear and inspirational manner. I really enjoyed Lucy Chiswell’s analysis of the still life which set the scene for Donna Crous to demonstrate how similar effects could be achieved in photography. I found Donna’s demonstration of the effects of changes in lighting particularly helpful. Thanks for an inspirational course!"
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