Slow art: Illumination and wonder

Geertgen tot Sint Jans: The Nativity at Night

Monday 4 December, 2–4pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 2

Marc Woodhead

£28/£27 conc./£25 Members

Discover a magical moment in the history of representing the Christmas story, in Geertgen tot Sint Jans's Nativity at Night.

Slow art workshops

‘Stop thinking about art as objects and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences’, said Mark Rothko.

It takes time for a painting to yield its secrets. Looking slowly at art can lead to discoveries, such as sensory observations, personal and intellectual insights, and emotional responses.

Join Marc Woodhead to look intensely at a single painting. Be curious, listen to others, share thoughts, be moved, and above all, savour the experience at these eye-opening and inspiring sessions.

We consider the painting's original meanings and explore the validity of our personal encounter with art. Can we experience paintings on our own terms?

Sessions include a Gallery visit and a discussion in a conference room.

Image above: Detail from Geertgen tot Sint Jans, The Nativity at Night, possibly about 1490