Upcoming Lectures and Courses – Spring 2017

Irish Art, 1950-2000

Description:     This course will explore the development of Irish art through the second half of the 20th century. This fascinating era of the arts in Ireland produced some controversial and innovative works that reflect the impact of Irish social and political events as well as being part of larger international art movements. Artists to be discussed include Francis Bacon, Norah McGuinness, Robert Ballagh, Louis Le Brocquy, Patrick Scott and Kathy Prendergast.

Time:               Wednesdays 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Dates:              10 weeks

  •                      Feb: 1, 8, 15, 22
  •                     March: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  •                     April: 5

Locations:       Dublin – Southside – details to be confirmed

Two visits:

                           Hugh Lane Gallery

                           Irish Museum of Modern Art

Cost:                €165 for 10 weeks

Payment options:

  1. Cheque by post. Please email me for my address.
  2. PayPal or Credit card: Please email me and I will send you a link.

Do let me know if neither of these options suit you.

17th Century European Art

Description:     Some of the most famous and revered artists through history were working during the 17th century in Europe. This course starts in Rome with an exploration of the paintings of Caravaggio and the Carracci followed by an in-depth look into the works of the master sculptor and architect Bernini in the same city. Other regions to be discussed will be Spain and the influence of the Inquisition on artists like Velasquez, the Dutch Republic and the specific tastes of the growing middle classes which affected the careers of master painters including Rembrandt. The art of France, England and Flanders will also be investigated.

Time:               Thursdays 11 am to 1 pm

Dates:              10 weeks

  •                 Feb: 2, 9, 16, 23
  •                 March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  •                 April: 6

Locations:       Dublin – Southside – details to be confirmed

Visit: Guided tour of ‘Beyond Caravaggio’ the visiting exhibition in the National Gallery of Ireland

A second visit to see further works will depend on the date of the reopening of the restored rooms in the National Gallery.

Cost:                €165 for 10 weeks

Payment options:

  1. Cheque by post. Please email me for my address.
  2. PayPal or Credit card: Please email me and I will send you a link.

Do let me know if neither of these options suit you.

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