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A long look

Autumn

Join Marc Woodhead to take a long look at one painting
Date
Various dates
  • Monday, 2 September 2019
  • Monday, 14 October 2019
  • Monday, 4 November 2019
Time
2 - 4 pm

About

This season, our long looks explore rocks in paintings, taking inspiration from Leonardo.

Image: Detail from Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'Ulysses deriding Polyphemus - Homer's Odyssey', 1829

September

Between a rock and a hard place
Monday, 2 September 2019

Taking a long look at the rocky landscape of Saint Giles and the Deer by the Master of Saint Giles, we reflect on themes of forgiveness, our perception of nature and man’s place in the world.

October

The hermit of the rocks
Monday, 14 October 2019

What did high-peaked mountains mean to artists from the Low Countries? We reflect on the fantastical rocks and the looming presence of the Alps in Saint Jerome in a Rocky Landscape from the workshop of Joachim Patinir.

November

Rocky sublime
Monday, 4 November 2019

Discover material and intangible worlds in Turner’s Ulysees deriding Polyphemus, with its rocks dissolving in sunlight and its majestic sense of scale, space and light. What hidden symbolism can we find?

Your tutors

Marc Woodhead is an artist, art historian, and Gallery Educator. He was awarded the International Artist in Residence at Guernsey Art College in 2010, and runs his own tour company for adults, Art History for Independent Travellers. Marc also teaches at the National Portrait Gallery and the Wallace Collection.
Courses

A long look

Autumn

Join Marc Woodhead to take a long look at one painting
Date
Various dates
  • Monday, 2 September 2019
  • Monday, 14 October 2019
  • Monday, 4 November 2019
Time
2 - 4 pm

Tickets

Attend individual session

Standard: £30
Concessions: £28

Attend all 3 sessions

Standard: £75
Concessions: £72

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A long look
Autumn
Tickets

Standard: £30
Concessions: £28

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