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As we approach the magic of Christmas, join us for a two-part exploration of family and home with multi-media artist Suzy Cavill. John Henry Lorimer was a master of light, and his paintings of interiors don’t just show beautiful aesthetics but also illuminate moments in time that bring us into rooms occupied by living breathing people. His focus especially on women and children, and in particular their relationships, thoughts and desires are evident in his work. Through his paintings we see ourselves. In the first video, Suzy will talk about the intimacy of how John Henry shows real life through his paintings and sketches in particular Suzy brings out the stories of the women in these rooms. In the second video, Suzy will encourage you to create a scene that captures a moment in time and helps you to appreciate the beauty in your own life. Suzy focuses on windows and encourages us to meditate and reflect on life. 

The Intimacy of Home and Beauty of Light

John Henry Lorimer, Flight of the Swallows, oil on canvas, 1906. Museums & Galleries Edinburgh, City Art Centre

Reflections: The light and life of John Henry Lorimer (1856-1936)

Sat 6 Nov 2021 to Sun 20 Mar 2022 ★★★★★ The Scotsman This, the first retrospective of his work, will explore Lorimer’s art through five key themes: light, identity, family, femininity... More info