From the earliest cave paintings to the present day, artists use images to tell a story. Now, the exhibit Shades, Shapes, and Story-Lines showcases prints that fall under this category. Don’t miss this free exhibit at Lux Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 13th.
For many centuries, artists needed a wealthy patron to support them, so European artists often worked for the Catholic church to create visual depictions of bible stories and themes. Their artwork was hung in cathedrals and churches for nonreading Christians to learn the biblical stories. Some artists found a royal patron and created works of historical events. In previous decades, narrative art was referred to by the categories of “religious” or “historical” works. Later, when artists could create and sell images for themselves, their works were called “genre” art pieces.
Whether done consciously or unconsciously, the visual artists of today continue the precedent set in past centuries to develop a narrative in their work. Storytelling takes many forms, but at its root, it is about communicating to and connecting with the audience. Visual cues resonate strongly and can wordlessly communicate a narrative to all ages and cultures. Telling a story visually may be done with a reference to a universal archetype, a cultural concept, or by using poignant events and ideas personal to the artist. Artwork allows the viewer to react to the artist’s narrative or conceive a personal interpretation and story-line that is unique to the viewer.
The artwork in Shades, Shapes, and Story-Lines are prints that either have an apparent story or one that is more obscure and requires the viewer to add his or her own interpretation and impressions. See them for yourself at Shades, Shapes, and Story-Lines this Saturday, July 13th, on the second floor of the Lux Center for the Arts.
It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska believes it is important to not only stay active in your community, but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!
Saturday, July 13, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Lux Center for the Arts
2601 North 48th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504