Botticelli-primavera, Uffizi Gallery


Art History Online 10 Week Course with MonLife Heritage Museums

Start Date - Choose from either a Monday afternoon session (starts 31st January) or a Wednesday morning session (starts 2nd February) 
Time - Monday sessions: 2pm - 3.30pm. Wednesday sessions : 10.30am - 12noon.
Duration - 1.5 hour sessions. 10 weekly sessions in total (half term break week 21st February 2022) 
Medium - Zoom illustrated talks with popular local lecturer, Eleanor Bird 
Price - £75 per household

NB there will also be the opportunity to access a recording of one of the live lectures, which will usually be available for a week following, so you should not have to miss any

Lighten the dark days of winter by exploring some colourful and intriguing artworks, as MonLife Heritage Museums’ popular art history and appreciation talks get underway again from week commencing Monday 31st January. Join us and our popular lecturer, Eleanor Bird, for ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’, an in-depth exploration of ten very varied pictures from across the centuries and by artists from different countries. From Botticelli to Van Gogh, Hals to Turner, this course takes ten extraordinary artworks, one each week, puts them “under the microscope” and dissects them! 

Who was the artist, where does this work fit into their life story and artistic development? We will delve into why the artist was painting in this way and how their picture relates to the work of their contemporaries and what was happening around them when and where they lived and worked. Some of the paintings will be familiar, but still have secrets to tell – or else are lesser-known works by a famous artist or even some names you may not recognise. Along the way, we will time travel from the 14th to the 20th century. 

Enjoy looking in depth at these fascinating artworks and “tickle the grey cells” with detective work to uncover hidden meanings as well as the interests, obsessions, life and work of the artists and their times. This is purely for pleasure and the enjoyment of learning something new, there is no homework or coursework. 

10 weeks, Choose to join live online either Monday afternoons or Wednesday mornings. You will be able to access a recorded lecture whichever option you choose. 

 Only one course fee is payable per household, even if more than one of you is watching.


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Art History Online - Every Picture Tells a Story

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Via Zoom, Chepstow Museum, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5EZ
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