|Dates||Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 October 2023|
From intimate portraits to windswept seascapes, lively tavern scenes and dramatic vistas of the countryside, the Wallace Collection boasts an outstanding and varied collection of 17th-century Dutch paintings. Delve into the works of some of the Dutch Republic’s greatest artists including Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jacob Ruisdael and Jan Steen, and learn about the key developments in art.
Providing ways to understand paintings, we’ll reveal how and why particular themes emerged during this period of intense artistic creativity. We’ll focus on four key subjects –landscapes, still lifes, portraits and narrative paintings – to discover how these were reinvigorated, employing a visual language suited to the needs of a new nation.
Led by art historian and artist, Aliki Braine.
Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five-minute break and Q&A session with the tutor. Tickets are for all dates of this course. Ticketholders 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 two weeks.