Autumn Newsletter

Hello!

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. I’m delighted to announce that I have lots of new courses for the autumn term that you may be interested in attending as well as some talks and tours. You will find all the details below of my courses, I will put up information regarding course in UCD and the Hugh Lane courses shortly.

Due to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) I must inform you of my Privacy Policy, I only keep details of your full name and email address which is securely stored in my email contacts only. Please let me know as soon as possible if you wish me to delete this information or if you do not want to remain on my mailing list. Please feel free to contact me with any queries in this regard.

Thank you all so much for your continued interest and support, I really love what I do and quite literally could not do it without you. I am really looking forward to seeing many of you very soon.

All the best,

Jessica

Upcoming Courses

The Renaissance in Rome

This ten week course will explore perhaps the most significant period in the history of Western Art, the Italian Renaissance. The focus will be on Rome, the city became an important centre for the arts with the best artists travelling from all over Italy and beyond to study Roman antiquities and obtain papal commissions. A competitive environment developed between artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael leading to the creation of some of the most incredible art works in the Western world. A particularly fascinating area of study will be to look at the various theories as to how and why the Christian church embraced the influence of the pagan past and encouraged the rebirth of the classical world. Important writers, thinkers and leaders will be discussed as well as an attempt to uncover the experiences of the regular citizen outside the Vatican including women and the poorer classes.

Dates: 10 Wednesdays

            September 26

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

November 7, 14, 21, 28*

Locations and times:            

Weeks 1-9:      Dun Laoghaire Area – 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Week 10*:       National Gallery of Ireland – 10.30 to 12 pm

Cost: €180 for 10 weeks

Payment options:

  1. Cheque by post. Please email me (jessfahy@gmail.com) for my new home address.
  2. PayPal or Credit card (€5 processing fee): Please email me and I will send you a link.

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

 

Irish Art, 1850-1900

This course will provide an introduction to paintings produced by Irish artists at home and abroad from the middle of the 19th century up to the turn of the twentieth century. A fascinating time in the art world, this era say the influence of modern movements like Impressionism and the eventually break with hundreds of years of the academic tradition in the visual arts. Irish artist will be situated within this movement and the response in Ireland to these styles will be discussed. Another important aspect will be the examining of the notion of “Irishness” in these works including the place of Irish art in Ireland’s history and how it can be seen as a reflection of the changing social, political, religious and economic influences. There will also be a close look at the careers of some of the key figures in Irish art such as Nathaniel Hone the Younger, Sarah Purser, Walter Osbourne among many others. An essential element of this course will be visits to the National Gallery of Ireland and to the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Dates: 10 Thursdays

            September 27

October 4, 11, 18, 25

November 1, 8, 15, 22*, 29**

Locations and times:            

Weeks 1-8:      Malahide Parish Pastoral Centre – 2.30 to 4.30 pm

*National Gallery of Ireland

Week 9*:         National Gallery of Ireland

Week 10**:     Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin

Cost: €180 for 10 weeks

Payment options:

  1. Cheque by post. Please email me (jessfahy@gmail.com) for my new home address.
  2. PayPal or Credit card (€5 processing fee): 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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