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From Annunciation to Adoration: Three images for Christmas

27 Nov - 14 Dec 2017

Prices:
Full course: £100.00
Full course + optional session: £125
Per session: £40.00

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From Annunciation to Adoration: Three images for Christmas Short Course

Although a festival associated with the Spring, yet the Annunciation, or Incarnation as it was sometimes described in the Middle Ages, is intimately tied up with the Christmas celebrations of the Nativity of Christ on 25 December, and the visit of the Magi on 6 January. Images associated with these events have been in the artistic repertory since the Early Christian period, evolving in their iconography through the medieval centuries. Along the way wise men have become kings, Christ has been placed on an altar in the early centuries and later laid in a manger, Joseph has dramatically aged, and midwives, baths and slippers have found their way into the Bethlehem stable. This course will consider the way these events have been recorded in the arts from the 5th to the 15th centuries in Western Europe, and what factors have driven these and many other developments in their iconographic traditions. We will look at a wide range of media including monumental sculpture, enamels, ivory carving, manuscript illumination, embroidery and panel painting. Each session will begin with a general survey and then go on to discuss a famous example of the week’s subject in depth.

Please note that this course is not available to book online. To make a booking, please call our offices.

Short Study Course Sessions:

27 Nov
11am-1pm

i. The Annunciation and Robert Campin’s 'Mérode Altarpiece' (New York , Metropolitan Museum of Art)

4 Dec
11am-1pm

ii. The Nativity and Duccio’s 'Maesta' (Washington, National Gallery – 'The Nativity with the Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel')

11 Dec
11am-1pm

iii. The Adoration of the Magi and the 'Wilton Diptych' (London, National Gallery)

14 Dec
11am-1pm

Gallery visit at the National Gallery
Optional Session

 

Short Study Course Location:

Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3AT

Please note that one or more sessions may be at another location if for example they involve a gallery visit. This will be indicated in the session details.

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Each Short Course is made up of three sessions, and each session normally consists of two fifty-minute lectures with a short refreshments break in the middle. While it makes most sense to attend the full course, it is also possible to book individual sessions only. Study Notes and suggestions for further reading will be provided.

Art Pursuits Abroad Art History Short Courses are generally held at the Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The nearest tube station is Russell Square. We know that the chairs, whilst beautifully designed, are not the most comfortable, so do bring a cushion for padding.

Numbers are normally limited to a maximum of 70 participants or less per Short Course to ensure a personal atmosphere conducive to interactive learning with pleasure.

Once booked, we will then send you confirmation of your Short Course place(s), a map of how to find us, and suggestions for preparatory reading should you wish to do any. Bookings are non-refundable, though you may transfer your booking to another participant.

How to Book:

You can book on-line or ring us on 01280 820521 (we can take a card payment over the phone) or write to us - see our address details below.

Once booked, we will then send you confirmation of your Short Course place(s), a map of how to find us, and suggestions for preparatory reading should you wish to do any. Booking payments are non-refundable, though you may transfer your booking to another participant.

We only accept payment in British Pounds (GBP) and accept the following types of cards only:

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An on-line booking may be cancelled within 7 days of the booking being made and the associated on-line payment will be refunded less an administration charge. We would need to be informed of the cancellation in writing within the 7 day period. Our normal booking terms and conditions will also apply.

Art Pursuits Abroad will not have access to any of the card details that you provide to WorldPay when you make your payment.

 

Please call 01280 820521 to book this course

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