Stories of art: Module five: 1700–1800

Date and time

Tuesday 11, 18, 25 April & 2, 9, 16 May, 2–4pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Richard Stemp


£100/£80 conc./£70 Members

Explore European painting from 1700 to 1800, including the art of Canaletto, Claude, Reynolds, and Gainsborough.

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:

The course will be repeated in 2017–18, with Module one starting in September 2017.

Image above: Detail from Canaletto, Venice: The Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo, about 1740