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Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation

Acquaint yourself with some of Western civilisation’s most significant artists and art movements. Guided by our qualified and friendly tutors, discover art history, and with it new layers of beauty and meaning and learn how to look at art anew. Our premises are easily accessible by public transport and we offer the chance to become part of a community of life-long learners.

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The Masterpieces that Napoleon Stole – Where Are They Now?

Napoloeon died on 5 May 1821, and a current major Exhibition in Paris marks this 200 year Anniversary. One of the themes explored is his cultural legacy to France, including the Masterpieces of art that Napoleon stole as war booty in during his campaigns. In 1798, art recently looted from Italy was flaunted in the streets of Paris. Where is that... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Napoloeon died on 5 May 1821, and a current major Exhibition in Paris marks this 200 year Anniversary. One of the themes explored is his cultural legacy to France, including the Masterpieces of art

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03 Dec

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Music and Art for Christmastide: Seasonal Variations

Sacred and secular works will be featured, and their various interconnections and architectural settings, explored. Composers include Bach, Walther, Mozart, Brahms, Cornelius, and Stravinsky, as well as outstanding modern arrangements of several carols, including a text by the Venerable Bede. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face... [More]
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<p>Sacred and secular works will be featured, and their various interconnections and architectural settings, explored. Composers include Bach, Walther, Mozart, Brahms, Cornelius, and Stravinsky, as

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08 Dec

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Joshua Reynolds' Discourses on Art

Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Discourses on Art are amongst the most eloquently written literary works in the history of art. Composed as lectures to students at the Royal Academy of Arts, between 1769 and 1790. Their general topic is the education of artists - addressing the nature of the creative process, the cultural function of the arts and the artist’s... [More]
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<p>Sir Joshua Reynolds’ <em>Discourses on Art</em> are amongst the most eloquently written literary works in the history of art. Composed as lectures to students at the Royal Academy of Arts, between

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08 Dec
$65 Limited

<p>Sir Joshua Reynolds’ <em>Discourses on Art</em> are amongst the most eloquently written literary works in the history of art. Composed as lectures to students at the Royal Academy of Arts, between

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08 Dec

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Fürstenberg & Nymphenburg: 275 Years of Porcelain Manufacture

On 11 January 1747 Prince Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ordered the foundation of the Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufacture on the Weser River as the third German producer of fine chinaware. Later that year the Bavarian Elector Maximilian III Joseph founded the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufacture in Munich following his marriage to Mary Ann of... [More]
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<p>On 11 January 1747 Prince Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ordered the foundation of the Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufacture on the Weser River as the third German producer of fine chinaware.

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11 Jan
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<p>On 11 January 1747 Prince Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ordered the foundation of the Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufacture on the Weser River as the third German producer of fine chinaware.

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11 Jan

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Hidden Paris - Cultural Gems

Who can ever tire of visiting Paris? After enjoying the magnificent Louvre, or Musée d'Orsay, discover other gems. Musée Marmottan Monet displays an amazing Monet collection given by Monet’s son & heir in 1966. The private museum of Musée Jacquemart-André is an elegant house museum, offering outstanding art, currently showing a Botticelli... [More]
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<p>Who can ever tire of visiting Paris? After enjoying the magnificent Louvre, or Musée d'Orsay, discover other gems. Musée Marmottan Monet displays an amazing Monet collection given by Monet’s son &

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12 Jan

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The Bayeux Tapestry

Once believed to have been embroidered by Queen Matilda and her ladies, the Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of Duke William of Normandy’s conquest of England in 1066 in a series of panels telling the story supposedly from the Norman point of view. In this course we will be spending some time looking at the Tapestry’s history, and then going through... [More]
$67 Limited

<p>Once believed to have been embroidered by Queen Matilda and her ladies, the Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of Duke William of Normandy’s conquest of England in 1066 in a series of panels telling

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13 Jan

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Court Painters of Europe - Image-makers of their Time

Explore some of the enduring images of Royal Portraiture. Court painters created images that shape our visual understanding of history, be it Hans Holbein’s sturdy image of Henry VIII or Anthony van Dyck’s three views of the elegant Charles I painted in the decade before he was beheaded. Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun painted 30 portraits of Marie... [More]
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<p>Explore some of the enduring images of Royal Portraiture. Court painters created images that shape our visual understanding of history, be it Hans Holbein’s sturdy image of Henry VIII or Anthony

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19 Jan

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Historic Berlin & Dresden

Dresden, only two hours from Berlin, boasts a total of 16 museums under the umbrella of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden with a rich Treasury and art collection from the time of the 18th century leader August the Strong. Berlin also has many museums, many located on the Museumsinsel. Nearby is Sanssouci Palace at Potsdam built by Frederick... [More]
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<p>Dresden, only two hours from Berlin, boasts a total of 16 museums under the umbrella of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden with a rich Treasury and art collection from the time of the 18th

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24 Jan

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The Art Islands of the Inland Sea of Japan

Many are aware of the spectacular art museums and installations on three major islands in the Inland Sea of Japan. The three islands are Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima. These art projects are supported by a Triennale, the 5th of which will occur in 2022. The Triennale is across a larger number of islands, 12 islands and 2 ports and leaves behind... [More]
$81 Limited / $73

<p>Many are aware of the spectacular art museums and installations on three major islands in the Inland Sea of Japan. The three islands are Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima. These art projects are

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01 Feb

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The Golden Age of British Landscape Painting (c.1750-1850)

No genre of art has defined Britain like landscape. Emerging at the very dawn of the Industrial Revolution, British landscape painters not only integrated the earlier stylistic conventions of the continental schools of the genre but aesthetically reimagined the world under the ethos of scientific empirical discovery and the profoundly felt and... [More]
$229 Limited / $206

<p>No genre of art has defined Britain like landscape. Emerging at the very dawn of the Industrial Revolution, British landscape painters not only integrated the earlier stylistic conventions of the

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02 Feb

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