Making Connections with Art: Portraits

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Making Connections with Art: Portraits

Making Connections with Art: Portraits

Dates: Tuesdays 2, 9 and 16 November 2021
Times: 18.00–19.45 GMT
Location: Zoom Webinar
Tutor: Jo Rhymer
Level: All Levels

Course Description: The Wallace Collection’s outstanding paintings are as inspiring and thought-provoking today as when they were first created. Discover how we can make meaningful connections with them by looking slowly.

Portraiture’s origins can be traced back to the ancient world and the depicting of specific individuals has remained a popular subject in western European painting. The Wallace Collection boasts a wide range of fascinating historical portraits, but separated from the time in which they were created, how can we engage with them? Concentrating on just a small selection of works, we’ll develop approaches that increase our interaction with them; we’ll also consider issues of resemblance, identity and function associated with the genre.

This three-session course is particularly designed to help you develop visual analysis skills by looking at paintings in detail. By looking at just a small number of paintings, you’ll develop core skills in active looking which can be applied beyond the course, as well as increasing your familiarity with the artworks selected.

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

Each course session duration is 105 minutes, including a five-minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

Tickets are for all three 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 subsequent 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
02/11/2021 18:00 19:45

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £45
Online Course (Concession) £42
Online Course (Member) £40
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