The Artist as Storyteller

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The Artist as Storyteller

The Artist as Storyteller

Dates: Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October 2022
Times: 11.00–13.00 BST​​​​​​​
Location: Online (Zoom Webinar) 
Tutor: Karly Allen

Description: On a visit to the Wallace Collection you might imagine the artworks telling stories, enacting dramas, or whispering dialogue. The depiction of narratives is at the heart of Western European art. But how do paintings and sculpture communicate their stories, and how can we interpret their silent language of gesture, symbolism and atmospheric effects?  

In this course we’ll investigate captivating stories including biblical scenes by Rembrandt and Rubens, and classical myths by Titian and Poussin. We’ll also explore narratives that are intentionally ambiguous and open to personal interpretation, from De Hooch’s contemplative interiors to Watteau’s poetic landscapes. Through close-looking, you’ll gain a better understanding of the depiction of narratives in art, as well as a personal connection with artworks that capture the imagination through storytelling. 

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
11/10/2022 11:00 13:00

Ticket Information

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