new, live Zoom Art talks

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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New October Zoom Talks

Live, online Dublin history & architecture Zoom talks: we go again,  starting Tuesday 6th October!

In response to the Covid crisis and its many restrictions, Dublin Decoded ran our first series of online history and architecture “virtual tour-talks” using the Zoom platform, last June.    The response was terrific, and we are delighted to now announce a second series, starting very soon indeed, looking at four more fascinating historical areas of Dublin..

Our talks take place live, at 2pm, every Tuesday afternoon in October, starting next Tuesday 6th October.

Over these 4 new talks we’ll explore and discuss..

Rathmines, on Tuesday 6th of October; 2PM, tickets available here. 

Portobello (13th Oct) 2PM tickets available here. 

Ballsbridge (20th Oct), 2PM, tickets available here. 

Blackpitts, through Newmarket and Weaver Square, to Cork Street and the Coombe our last talk on Tuesday 27th October, at 2PM,  with tickets available here. 

Each talk costs €14 each although, alternatively,  it’s also possible to purchase a Four-talks in-One ticket, at a slight discount here although this ticket type may only be purchased up to two hours before the first talk in the series (Rathmines, at 2pm on Tuesday 6th of October please.

What to expect in our October Zoom Talks.  People who attended any of our June walks will know what to expect.   These talks are not virtual tours, in the literal sense of a live camera, wandering along the streets.  They are instead highly informative yet accessible discussions,  richly illustrated, dynamic slide-talks:  designed and researched by guide, writer and local historian Arran Henderson of Dublin Decoded tours.  The talks are delivered live – via the medium of a Zoom call.   As well as seeing and listening to Arran deliver the material live on Zoom, each talk contains a rich and varied succession of contemporary and archival photographs, of historic maps, old topographical prints and engravings, each image chosen to shed light on aspects of the city’s history and architecture.   You will find that, in each of our chosen areas, there are many, many such layers!   In all of these talks walks we will look at the most beautiful and notable architecture in each area, including many fine Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Modern building (including Dutch Billes in the Liberties, and some Art Deco gems in Rathmines!)  All this architecture and design history will be mingled with unexpected fragments of history; including notes on politics, religion, poverty, philanthropy, literature, history and revolution.   No previous knowledge of Dublin architecture, or history, is required to enjoy these tours however.  All are welcome!

Asm mentioned above each talks takes place at 2PM each Tuesday in October (2020).  Tickets available on the links above.   Tickets are €14, per talk, plus a small booking fee.  It’s also possible to buy a Four-in-One ticket which is slightly discounted and convenient, and which grants access to all four talks.   (Four-in-One ticket holders will receive four separate email invitations, one on the day of each talk, with a link to each Zoom talk).    In all cases, tickets should be purchased at least 2 hours before the talk, at a minimum, ideally earlier please.   For obvious reasons,  our Four in One tickets are only available until 2 hours before the start of the first talk.

Whenever you purchase tickets, you will receive two separate and different emails.  First, you will receive a simple confirmation email, as soon as your purchase is complete.   Then, on the day of the talk itself, all ticket -holders will receive a second, more important invitation email.   This email contains your link to the Zoom talk.   This invitation email will only arrive in your mailbox between 1PM and 1.15PM Irish time, on the day of the talk.   You should press on the link within to join the Zoom call.   Please do so anytime from 1.45PM to 1.55PM Irish time.  As a courtesy to other guests, we ask you to log in lease at least 5 minutes prior to the start time,  so we can begin at 2PM sharp?

Here are the new dates and topics for our October Zoom Talks.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Important Notice on how to access the Zoom Talk. 

In our first Zoom talk, back on Tuesday 2nd June, 51 of our 52 ticket holders successfully managed to join the call.   Please don’t be caller number 53!   Please read the following notes and tips, to ensure a smooth and stress free experience on your Zoom history talk….    

1- When you purchase your ticket or tickets, you will receive a confirmation email for each purchase.  This however is only a confirmation.  It does not contain the links to access the Zoom talks.  The link containing your Zoom invitation is only generated later, on the day of the talk itself.  It will be sent to you in a second, separate email just 45- 60 minutes prior to the talk.

2- Therefore,  if you have purchased a ticket, please check your email just 45 minutes (only)  before the talk commences, on the day of the talk.   Please remember also that the email may not arrive into your Primary email folder.   Please therefore check all email folders, including (on Gmail for example) your “Social”, “Forum” and “Updates” folders please?

3- Please also remember, to refresh your email page every few minutes, in case the link arrives by email while you are looking for it?

4- Once you see the email, please press the link in that email to join our Zoom call, any time up to 1.45PM Irish time (14.44).   The talk proper begins 2pm sharp. We would ask guests to ideally press the email link at least 5 minutes before the start of each call, just to avoid delays for other guests?   Thank you.

5- Etiquette: Once commenced, each talk lasts approx 60 – 75 minutes.  Guests’ computer microphones will be un-muted at the beginning of the talk, but then muted (by the host) for the duration of the talk itself.  Microphones will be un-muted again after the end of the 60 minute talk, for a further 10-20 minutes for a Q&A.  (As a point of etiquette, there is of course no necessity to stay on for this Q&A section, unless you wish to, guests are welcome to leave the call at any time.  No offense will be taken, honestly!    🙂

We hope some of you can join us the ticket links to the remaining talks are all above.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

Arran Henderson   |   Dublin Decoded.

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