A Feast for the Eyes: A Pictorial History of Drinking Glasses

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A Feast for the Eyes: A Pictorial History of Drinking Glasses

A Feast for the Eyes: A Pictorial History of Drinking Glasses

Dates: Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 November 2021
Times: 14.00–16.00 GMT
Location: Zoom Webinar
Tutor: Jane Gardiner
Level: All Levels

Course Description: Trace the fascinating journey of the drinking glass from Roman times to the end of the 18th century. While our main focus will be the wine glass, we’ll also look at glasses designed for other beverages, such as beer, cider and cordials, taking in examples in the Wallace Collection and beyond. We’ll consider how, over the centuries, artists have represented fine drinking glasses in their paintings, capturing the shadows and reflections seen within the glass, as well as displaying their skill in portraying what lies behind and beyond.

Our pictorial exploration will also reveal the drinking habits of different countries, and the types of glasses associated with them, for example the fragile Venetian wing-stemmed glass, of which there are fine examples in the Wallace Collection; the German ‘roemer’; the Dutch flute; and the sturdy English baluster-stemmed glass. And finally, we’ll discuss the association of fine glass drinking vessels with scenes of feasting and conviviality.

Please read the full course description here.

Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five-minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

Tickets are for both dates of this course. Ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 24 hours in advance of the first course session, which should be retained for accessing both sessions.

Course Recording: This course will be recorded. Within 48 hours of each course session, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
23/11/2021 14:00 16:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £35
Online Course (Concession) £32
Online Course (Member) £30
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