Following the success of our June and October Zoom talks on Architecture and local history, we are now running a series of richly illustrated Zoom talks on Art, starting Tuesday 5th of January.  This are talks on Art History and Appreciation, where we will explore some of the most famous old master artists from Giotto to Vermeer, and beyond.  We think many of our guest will really enjoy and savour these talks.  We also think they could make a perfect Christmas gift for any family-members or friends who’ve always been an art lover.

The first talk starts at the birth of the Renaissance, with Giotto.   In the following weeks we will look and talk our way through Masaccio, Donatello, Fra Angelico, Jan van Eyck, Botticelli, Raphael, Caravaggio, Jan Vermeer, Canaletto and many more.

Along the way we’ll meet these legendary artists in history and get to grips with their astonishing achievements. We’ll learn about their lives and artistic context, try to see and understand them as their contemporaries first did, and try comprehend the impact their art made in its own time, and the influence it exerted thereafter.

Single Tickets can be purchased for any of the individual talks, or Combined (and discounted) Tickets for a whole block of either 5 or for all 10 Talks.  See more below.  For no extra charge, it’s also possible to watch and listen to the talk on a recorded version, available from the following day and for 6 additional days after. (Using the same ticket/s)

Here are the talks, and dates, starting with the first half of the course from Talk 1 Tuesday 05 of January to Week 5 Tues 02 of February. All live talks commence 2pm Irish Time each Tuesday.  Don’t forget, even if you can’t make the original time you can still buy a ticket and enjoy any of the 10 talks on its recorded version the next day (and for the following 6 days)  Here is the running order…

Week 1 Art Talk: 2pm (Irish Time) Tuesday 5 January 2021:  –  Giotto, the Arena Chapel and the Dawn of the Renaissance.  Individual ticket available here.

Week 2 Art Talk: 2pm (Irish Time) Tuesday 12 January  the Quattrocento: Masaccio and Uccello, Donatello and Brunelleschi.   Individual ticket available here.

Week 3 Art Talk: 2pm (Irish Time) Tuesday 19 January: the Quattrocento continued: Fra Angelico, San Marco and the Medici. Individual ticket available here.

Week 4 Art Talk: 2pm (Irish Time) Tuesday 26 January: the Northern masters: Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden & their peers. Individual ticket available here.

Week 5 Art Talk: 2pm (Irish Time) Tues 02 February: the “Early-High” Renaissance in Italy: Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini. Individual ticket available here.

(It’s also possible to purchase a discounted 5 talks-in-1 ticket, valid for the first 5 talks, here.)   Or see below for other combined ticket options.

Week 6 Art Talk: 2pm (Irish Time) Tuesday 09 February: the Renaissance in Italy continued. Piero della Francesca, Sandro Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. Individual ticket available here.

Week 7 Art Talk: 2pm (Irish Time) Tuesday 16 February: the High Renaissance in Italy, continued: Michelangelo and Raphael. Individual ticket available here.

Week 8 Art Talk: 2pm (Irish Time)  Tuesday 23 February: Italy and the Baroque in the 1600s: Caravaggio and of Artemisia Gentileschi; and the sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Individual ticket available here.

Week 9 Art Talk: 2pm (Irish Time) Tuesday 02 March: Holland in the 1600s Rembrandt and Jan Vermeer.  Individual ticket available here.

Week 10, final Art Talk: 2pm (Irish Time) Tuesday 09 March: the Grand Tour Tradition in 1700s Italy, and the Art of Panini, Piranesi and Canaletto. Individual ticket available here.

All talks are €12.50 plus booking fee when purchased individually, as above.  Or purchase one of our 3 combined ticket options, at a saving of €12 to €30, either…

1- a combined 5-in-1 ticket, for the first 5 talks (Talk 1- Talk 5) at €50 + booking fee: Buy Part this first 5-in One Ticket type here.  This covers the first half of the course, from Tues 5th of January to Tues 2nd of Feb.  This ticket also includes free additional access for each recorded talk, for all talks 1-5.  Each talk is sent within 24 hours of the live event.  Each is then available to view for +6 days after delivery.  

2- Or, a combined 5-in-1 ticket for the second half of the course, valid from Talk 6 to Talk 10 for €50 + booking fee: Buy the second type 5-in-1 ticket here. for the second half of the course: 9th of February to 9 of March.   This ticket also includes free additional access for each recorded talk, for talks 6- 10.  Each talk is sent within 24 hours of the live event.  Each is then available to view for +6 days after delivery.  

3- the entire course, all 10 talks for €100 + booking (approx €30 saving, relative to individual tickets) Buy Full Course of 10 Talks -in One Ticket Here.    This ticket also includes free additional access for each recorded talk, for all talks 1- 10.  Each talk is sent within 24 hours of the live event.  Each is then available to view for +6 days after delivery.   

If you have a good friend or family member keen to learn more about Art, please please consider purchasing one or more talks as a gift.  Or, if you yourself are the biggest art-lover you know, and keen to learn more, then we look forward to seeing you online!

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