Courses and Lectures

Upcoming Online Autumn 2020

Virtual Tours of Museums from around the World!

Tour 3:

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts

This virtual online tour will explore this beautiful collection housed in a extraordinary building modeled on a Venetian Palazzo. Founded by Isabella Stewart Gardner this carefully selected collection was left expressly “for the education and enjoyment of the public forever”. The museum is a tranquil haven and still feels like a home. There are artworks by some of the greatest artists in European and American art including Titian, Botticelli, Rembrandt and John Singer Sargent.

Date: Tuesday November 10th at 7pm (Duration approx. 1hr 15mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €20*

To book a a place on this virtual live online tour please click here: https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/5f8f7ce19fcc64167c1bdb64

*Please note there is a €2 charge for paying online, to avoid this payment please select pay offline to pay by bank transfer or check.

Virtual Tours of Museums from around the World!

Tour 4:

Vatican Museums, Rome

The Vatican Museums in Rome website offer one on the best online experiences with an exceptionally high-quality virtual tour with wonderful capabilities that make it feel almost like you are there. These museums house the collections of the various Popes over centuries. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display. We will explore some of the most famous works of art in the world including Michelangelo’s Ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and The School of Athens in Raphael’s Stanze. Other treasures ranging from the antique to the present day will be including on this tour. Artists covered span a diverse array from Caravaggio to Vincent van Gogh and Francis Bacon.

Date: Tuesday November 17th at 7pm (Duration approx. 1hr 15mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €20*

To book a a place on this virtual live online tour please click here:https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/5f98782236442e3ff115662b

*Please note there is a €2 charge for paying online, to avoid this payment please select pay offline to pay by bank transfer or check.

Online Courses

The Art of the Northern Renaissance

This 10-week course will trace the developments in art in the North of Europe. The focus will be on painting and sculpture with some consideration of architectural trends. Some of the artists to be discussed are Jan van Eyck, Roger van der Weyden, Hugo van der Goes and Claus Sluter. A variety of mediums will be studied from illuminated manuscripts to metal work to oil painting. The last class will be an exploration of relevant works in Irish Collections.

Dates: 10 Thursdays 11am to 1pm

September 24

October 1, 8, 15, 22 [No class on 29th]

November 5, 12, 19, 26

December 3

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: €200

To book click on this link: https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/5f3e7ffa3ed0e35da9017d79 

Saints in Art

From the time of the Roman Empire to the present-day Christian saints are some of the most commonly found subjects in Western art. This course will examine the ways in which they have been depicted in painting and sculpture. Over 10 weeks we will be look at how to identify saints by certain symbols, colours, clothing and narratives from early martyrs to vestal virgins to plague saints. The last class will be an exploration of depictions of Saints in Churches and Collections around Ireland.

Dates: 10 Fridays 10am to 12pm

October 2, 9, 16, 23 [No class on 30th]

November 6, 13, 20, 27

December 4, 11

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: €200

To book click on this link: https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/5f4110ac2e686f16f0e432a4

UCD Lifelong Learning

AE-AN156 – The Early Renaissance in Florence

This six-week course explores the beginning perhaps of the most significant period in the history of Western Art, the Italian Renaissance. The focus will be on the early years particularly in Florence, the birthplace of this extraordinary movement in art and the home of some of the most famous names in art history, from Donatello to Botticelli. The stylistic developments will be discussed relating to painting, sculpture and architecture.

6 Week Course Online

Dates: Tuesday 2-4pm

Oct 06, 13, 20, 27, Nov 03, 10

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €140

To book click on this link:

https://www.ucd.ie/all/cometoucd/applying/lifelonglearning/lifelonglearningcourselist/

Hugh Lane Gallery Lecture Series

Artists and their Travels

Mary Swanzy, Honolulu Garden, 1924, oil on canvas, 64 x 76 cm, Hugh Lane Gallery

Join me for this six part illustrated lectures series when we will be exploring the theme of Irish artists and their travels abroad. We will also be looking at artists who came to Ireland and were inspired by this experience in their art practice.

6 Week Course Online

Dates: Wednesdays 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

14, 21, 28 October

4, 11, 18 November

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €20

Advanced booking is required

To Book: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/online-lectures-series-artists-and-their-travels-tickets-123199419781