Private Art Tours
There are two types of Art tours available from Dublin Decoded. The first is our general but wonderful Masterpieces of the National Gallery of Ireland tour. It takes from 1 hour 35 minutes to 2 hours approx, and gives you an outline, and the outstanding highlights of the NGI collection, including 18th and 19th century paintings from the British and Irish collections like Jack B Yeats; international works from the 1300s to the 1800s from Spain, France, Russia, Italy, Germany and the Low Countries. Featured artworks include paintings by Goya, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Andrea Mantegna, Filipo Lippi and Caravaggio. The National Gallery of Ireland has a particularly strong holdings of 17th century Dutch Golden Age (Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Steen, van Ruisdale etc) We also look briefly at the recent, superb refurbishment of the historic sections of the National Gallery itself. Press the Green button at any time to book your own, private tour.
Our other tour of the National gallery of Ireland is our famous, highly enjoyable easy How to Read a Painting Tour a sort of “workshop” on how to read symbols, attributes, allegory and symbolism in old master paintings. This convivial, accessible, yet high-value art tour has been the subject of scores of rave reviews on TripAdvisor and elsewhere. For the general, yet intellectually curious visitor, it helps answer important questions concerning how to interpret and understand old master paintings. As well as religious saints and symbols, we’ll also glance at some of the best-known tropes of classical mythology, to see how artists use symbols to help us identify mythological characters and themes. To see more about How to Read a Painting tour, go here. Or to book any private tour, of any of our routes, press the green button any time.
Both our two National Gallery tours are also available to do at Night (on Thursday evenings only, 6-8pm) This can often be a particularly beautiful, peaceful time to visit the galleries, with optimum viewing conditions to enjoy the old master works in calm and peace, and with at times almost exclusive access to many of the galleries.
Just press the green Book Now button at any time to book your own private tour, for any of our routes and options.