The Seasons: A Closer Look

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The Seasons: A Closer Look

The Seasons: A Closer Look

Dates: Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October 2022
Times: 18.00–20.00 BST 
Location: Online (Zoom Webinar) 
Tutor: Jo Rhymer

Description: Whether literal or personified, the depiction of the seasons has challenged and inspired artists for centuries. As we transition from summer to autumn, journey through seasonal changes as seen in a selection of works in the Wallace Collection. We’ll consider the viewer’s participation in depicted seasonal scenes – how we are invited to imagine the warmth of summer sunshine or to feel the chill of an icy winter – and discuss how an artist’s technique and palette contribute to these effects.  

Our discussion will also include the influence of Greek and Roman mythologies. Although our main focus is paintings, we’ll look at four statuettes in the Collection to explore how the personification of the seasons necessitates the artist’s – and the viewer’s – creative imagination.

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
05/10/2022 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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