Stories of art: Module four: 1600–1700

Date and time

Tuesday 21, 28 February & 7, 14, 21 & 28 March, 2–4pm

Lucrezia Walker


£100/£80 conc./£70 Members

Discover European painting from 1600–1700, including the art of the Italian Baroque and the Dutch Golden Age and learn about artists including Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, and Vermeer.

Stories of art

A modular introduction to art history using the Gallery’s collection to explore key themes and stories in art. This course is ideal for people with some existing knowledge of art history.

The National Gallery’s Collection reveals many stories about art history. Enrich your understanding of them by signing up for this modular course. Gallery experts including curators, conservators, educators, archivists, and scientists will share their knowledge with you; sessions are structured around key themes such as faith, artists’ materials, society, and stories.

The full course consists of six modules, although each module stands alone:

Image above: Detail from Johannes Vermeer, A Young Woman standing at a Virginal, about 1670–2