The Art of the Portrait

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The Art of the Portrait

The Art of the Portrait

Dates: Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 August 2022
Times: 18.00–20.00 BST 
Location: Online (Zoom Webinar) 
Tutor: Clare Ford-Wille

Description: What defines a portrait and what can they reveal about a sitter? Through our outstanding range of painted, sculpted, illuminated and metalwork portraits, learn why the genre has remained one of the most prestigious and compelling subjects in art.

We’ll examine portraits large and small, intimate and grand, ranging from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century, in order to understand how their function has evolved over time, and how the intentions of artists and their sitters has changed. You’ll discover the surprising breadth of portraiture in the Collection, as well as being introduced to key artists, the enigmatic people they have depicted, and the circumstances of how these captivating portraits were made and collected.

Read the full course description here.

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 both 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 one week only. 


Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
24/08/2022 18:00 20:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £40
Online Course (Concession) £37
Online Course (Member) £35
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