Slow art: Landscape as metaphor?

Giorgione: Il Tramonto (The Sunset)

Monday 8 January, 2–4pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 2

Marc Woodhead

£28/£27 conc./£25 Members

Immerse yourself in the visual poetry of twilight in this sensuous Venetian painting.

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 Giorgione, Il Tramonto (The Sunset), 1506–10