Courses and Lectures

Upcoming Course, Lectures and Tours

Autumn 2021

In-Person and Live online:

The Art and Architecture of the Georgian Period (1714-1830)

Thomas Gainsborough, Mr and Mrs Andrews, about 1750 Oil on canvas, 69.8 x 119.4 cm, Bought with contributions from The Pilgrim Trust, the Art Fund, Associated Television Ltd, and Mr and Mrs W. W. Spooner, 1960 NG6301

Description:

This course will trace the development of art and architecture on the British Isles from 1714 to 1830, during the reign of four King Georges, a time when the art world changed dramatically. Wealthy travellers who went on the Grand Tour amassed great collections from continental European and even brought back artists to decorate their extravagant country houses. British and Irish artists were in competition with this favouritism of non-native art and consequently formed the Royal Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy to drawn attention and give prestige to home ground talent. The artworks, buildings, furniture and even gardens designed and produced reflect a time of great social change that saw the growth of cities and the beginning of the Industrial revolution as well as political and social revolt in Ireland and in the American colonies. This era witnessed the birth of romanticism with poetry by Lord Byron and William Wordsworth as well as novels by Jane Austen and Mary Shelley. Many visual artists and architects responded to this new way of looking at the world. Some of the artist to be discussed include William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, James Barry, Hugh Douglas Hamilton,John Constable, J.M.W. Turner and architects William Chambers, John Nash, James Gandon, landscape architect Capability Brown.

Dates: 10 Wednesdays from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm (2 hrs including a 15 min break)

September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November (No Class on 3rd), 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8.

Location: Newtownpark Parish Pastoral Centre, Newtownpark Ave, Stradbrook, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

*Email me if you are interested in attending online only – jessfahyarthistory@gmail.com

Fee: €200 per person for 10 weeks

Please note in-person places are limited.

Booking for in-person only: Please fill in the booking form here: https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d52257bdf3ba50d53467e

Booking for live online only: Please fill in the booking form here: https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/613775b2216df8a47474d6b8

Online:

A Further 10 Great Artists!

Description:

This continuing series of 10 stand-alone lectures comprises a diverse array of some of the greatest artists in Western Art History. Artists featured: Renaissance artists Botticelli and Dürer, Mannerist Lavinia Fontana, Vermeer from the Dutch Golden age and from the Spanish Golden Age Velázquez, one of the father’s of modernism Manet, the expressionist Munch, surrealist Carrington and graffiti inspired artists Basquiat and Banksy.

Dates: 10 Mondays from 7 to 8.30 pm (Each lecture 1hr 30 mins)

September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November (No Class on 1st), 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6.

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €200 per person for 10 weeks

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here: https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d5c887afb3f6e0e315718

Or

€25 per person lecture please book individually by selecting from the list below:

Week 1: Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1445-1510)

Sandro Botticelli (c.1445-1510), The Birth of Venus, c. 1485, 185.5 x 285.5 cm, Tempera on canvas, © Galleria delgi Uffizi, Florence. https://www.uffizi.it/en/artworks/birth-of-venus

Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1445-1510) was an early Renaissance painter of some of the most iconic images of the era including The Birth of Venus and Primavera. He ran a large workshop that was particularly known for the production of paintings depicting the Virgin Mary as a beautiful blonde woman.

Date: September 27 from 7 pm to 8.30 pm (1hr 30 mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €25 per person

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here:

https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d6ccf7afb3f2252315a16

Week 2: Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528)

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528),
Young Hare, 1502, Watercolour and gouache on paper, 25 x 22.5 cm, © Albertina, Vienna.

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) was a Northern Renaissance artist who was a specialist in many eras including oil painting, watercolours, engraving and printmaking. He was also a theorist and one of the first Northern artist to travel to Italy during this period. He produced a vast array of subject matter from self-portraits to detailed botanical works to apocalyptic nightmares.

Date: October 4 from 7 to 8.30 pm (1hr 30 mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €25 per person

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here:

https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d6d957afb3f55ba315a35

Week 3: Lavinia Fontana (Italian, 1552-1614)

Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614), Bianca degli Utili Maselli and six of her children, before 1614, oil on canvas, 99 x 133.5 cm, Private Collection.

Lavinia Fontana (Italian, 1552-1614) is now regarded as one of the first professional female artists in Europe, she is best known for her portraiture, but also and more unusually produced religious and mythological history paintings too often in a Mannerist style. She achieved great success in her career, working for the elite of Europe including two Popes and she was elected into the Academy of St Luke in Rome as a full member in 1614.

Date: October 11 from 7 to 8.30 pm (1hr 30 mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €25 per person

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here:

https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d6e747afb3f058c315a74

Week 4: Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632 –1675)

Johannes Vermeer, (1632-1675), Girl in a Turban
(Girl with a Pearl Earring),
c. 1660-5, oil on canvas, 46.5 x 40 cm, © Mauritshuis
Hague.

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632 –1675) painted the Girl with a Pearl Earring, he is now one of the most famous of the 17th century Dutch Golden Age it is hard to imagine how he had almost been forgotten after his death. He was not a prolific artist with only 34 paintings universally attributed to him, predominately genre scenes, they present an image of the Dutch republic as a place of peace, refinement and prosperity.

Date: October 18 from 7 to 8.30 pm (1hr 30 mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €25 per person

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here:

https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d6f8f7afb3f13f6315aa0

Week 5: Diego Velázquez (Spanish, 1599-1660)

Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), Las Meninas (the Family of Philip IV), 1656, oil on canvas,
276 x 318 cm, © Museo del Prado.

Diego Velázquez (Spanish, 1599-1660) is perhaps the most famous painter of the Spanish Golden Age, he was the court painter to King Philip IV of the Habsburg family. He painted a wide range of subjects with equal virtuosity, his bold brushwork still astounding viewers today. His best-known work Las Meninas has inspired generations of artist.

Date: October 25 from 7 to 8.30 pm (1hr 30 mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €25 per person

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here:

https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d70567afb3f30db315aba

No Class on November 1st

Week 6: Édouard Manet (French, 1832 –1883)

Édouard Manet (French, 1832 –1883) Olympia, 1863-1865,  oil on canvas, 130.5 x 190 cm, © Musée d’Orsay

Édouard Manet (French, 1832 –1883) is sometimes called ‘the father of modernism’, Manet certainly can be credited with breaking through the rules of traditional academic art to present works that confronted the viewer in a variety of ways. His influence on the Impressionists is undeniable although he never exhibited with them. He is best known for his shocking and controversial earlier works Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe and Olympia.

Date: November 8 from 7 to 8.30 pm (1hr 30 mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €25 per person

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here:

https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d712d7afb3f8627315ac6

Week 7: Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863 –1944)

Edvard Munch (1863-1944), The Scream, 1893, oil, tempera & pastel on cardboard, 91 x 73.5 cm, © The National Gallery, Norway.

Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863 –1944), painter of The Scream perhaps one of the most recognisable artworks in the world, he in fact painted several versions. He is closely associated with the art movement know as Expressionism which aimed to express the emotions of the artist in the artwork.

Date: November 15 from 7 to 8.30 pm (1hr 30 mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €25 per person

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here:

https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d71da7afb3fbc00315aed

Week 8: Leonora Carrington (British-Mexican, 1917-2011)

Leonora Carrington (1917-2011), Self-Portrait, c. 1937-38, Oil on canvas, 65 x 81.3 cm, © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Leonora Carrington (British-Mexican, 1917-2011) was a Surrealist painter and novelist she has often been overlooked in the history of 20th century western art due to her gender. Revaluation of her work has introduced a much-needed counterpoint to the male viewpoint particularly in relation to female sexuality. Mush of her work is autobiographically and painted in a meticulous style.

Date: November 22 from 7 to 8.30 pm (1hr 30 mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €25 per person

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here:

https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d72847afb3f1935315b00

Week 9: Jean-Michel Basquiat (American,1960-1988)

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Untiled (Skull), 1981, acrylic and oilstick on canvas
205.74 x 175.9 cm, © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York Douglas M. Parker Studio, Los Angeles

Jean-Michel Basquiat (American,1960-1988) in his short life he shocked the artworld and changed expectations as he progressed from illegal graffiti artist to star of the 1980s New York art scene. He is now recognised as a leading Neo-Expressionist and one of the most influential artists of the late 20th century.

Date: November 29 from 7 to 8.30 pm (1hr 30 mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €25 per person

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here:

https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d73587afb3f145e315b0a

Week 10: Banksy (British?)

Banksy (British?), There is Always Hope (Girl with a Heart Balloon), 2002, Mural, Spray paint stencil,  Original Version on Waterloo Bridge, South Bank, London. Photographed by Dominic Robinson, 19 June 2004, 18:13.

Banksy (British?), the mysterious, satirical street artist is perhaps one of the best-known living artists in the work even though their identity is still a mystery. A controversial figure, the popularity of their pieces has led to a confusing amount of support and hatred from the public, the authorities, other street artists and art collectors. Some see Banksy as a genius others as a fraud.

Date: December 6 from 7 to 8.30 pm (1hr 30 mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €25 per person

Booking: Please fill in the booking form here:

https://jessicafahyarthistorian.corsizio.com/c/612d73fe7afb3f0fac315b20

National Gallery of Ireland: Art Appreciation Course: Yeats: An Artistic Family

Description:

This course will cover the artistic production of three generations of the Yeats family. This is the story of John B. Yeats, an extraordinary portraitist who could capture a likeness in minutes.  His daughters Lily and Lolly, who helped found an Irish arts and crafts guild. His sons William and Jack; one better-known as a poet but with ambitions to be an artist and the other, who remains perhaps the best-known Irish artist to this day. The course will also examine the extraordinary work of Anne Yeats, granddaughter of John, a versatile artist who, like the rest of her family, played an important role in the art world in Ireland.

Dates: 8 Thursdays from 6 pm to 7.15 pm (1hr 15 mins)

October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25

Location: Online via Zoom

Booking through the National Gallery Website only: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/online-art-appreciation-course-yeats-family

UCD: Introduction to Impressionism

Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926), Field of Poppies, 1873, oil on canvas, 50 x 65 cm, © Musée d’Orsay.

Description:

Impressionism is a fascinating and important art movement which began in 19th century France. The development, responses to and influence of this distinctive style of painting is the focus of this course. Each week there will be detailed analysis of individual responses by artists to the theories of the movement. Artists to be discussed include Manet, Monet, Degas, and Renoir. If covid regulation permit there will be group visits to the National Gallery and the Hugh Lane Gallery to explore the wonderful collection of French Impressionist works there as well as tracing the style in Irish art.

Dates: 8 Tuesdays from 2 pm to 4 pm (2 hrs including a 15 min break)

September 28, October 05, 12, 19, 26, November 02, 09, 16

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €185 per person for 8 week

Booking through the UCD Access and Lifelong Learning only:

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