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Art Appreciation

Acquaint yourself with some of Western civilisation’s most significant artists and art movements. Guided by our qualified and friendly tutors, discover art history, and with it new layers of beauty and meaning and learn how to look at art anew. Our premises are easily accessible by public transport and we offer the chance to become part of a community of life-long learners.

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Procaccini - An Examination of his Altarpiece at the Art Gallery of NSW

Examine the largest exhibited religious altarpiece held in the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW, The Dead Christ on the Cross with Saints Mary Magdalene, Augustine, Jerome and Angels, painted by Giulio Cesare Procaccini. Procaccini was amongst the most successful artists working in Italy at the beginning of the seventeenth century. He is unique in the eclectic breadth of his artistic sources. Procaccini drew upon everything from early sixteenth century Mannerism to the latest... [More]
$92 Limited inc GST / $83
Procaccini - An Examination of his Altarpiece at the Art Gallery of NSW

<p>Examine the largest exhibited religious altarpiece held in the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW, The Dead Christ on the Cross with Saints Mary Magdalene, Augustine, Jerome and Angels, painted

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Hindu Art inspired by the two Great Hindu Epics: The Ramayana and The Mahabharata

Join us to celebrate the Festival of Lights to mark the victory of good over evil. Diwali commemorates the vanquishing of King Ravana of Lanka at the hands of Lord Rama, in The Ramayana and Lord Krishna’s victory over Narakzsura in The Mahabharata. Explore the myths of Rama, Krishna and Lord Ganesh and other gods worshipped at Diwali. Delve into the Yoga Sutras (2nd Century B.C.E) based on the text of The Mahabharata and discover the origins of yoga. Marvel at the ancient Hindu art... [More]
$29 Limited inc GST
Hindu Art inspired by the two Great Hindu Epics: The Ramayana and The Mahabharata

<p>Join us to celebrate the Festival of Lights to mark the victory of good over evil. Diwali commemorates the vanquishing of King Ravana of Lanka at the hands of Lord Rama, in The Ramayana and Lord

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Italy and The Forgotten Art of the Late Sixteenth Century

The art of Italy in the late 16th century is too often ignored or downplayed by art historians. This comes from a legacy that dates back to the emergence of the discipline of history in the 19th century, when a Northern European Protestant bias, saw post-Renaissance Catholic Italy as being culturally decadent and in decline. In reality, the late 16th century in Italy was one of the richest periods in European culture, witnessing both the social demographic expansion of education... [More]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
Italy and The Forgotten Art of the Late Sixteenth Century

<p>The art of Italy in the late 16th century is too often ignored or downplayed by art historians. This comes from a legacy that dates back to the emergence of the discipline of history in the 19th

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The Parthenon & Working with Marble

What was involved in making Greek sculpture from the Cycladic period to the Roman period? How did the Parthenon get assembled? Could we imitate these achievements today? Learn about the ancient art and craft of stone carving – it is a fascinating insight. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE OUTLINE Cycladic sculpture and its inspirations for 20th Century artists Orientalising Influences on Greek sculpture Materials and techniques for Stone Working Classical and Hellenistic works... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
The Parthenon & Working with Marble

<p>What was involved in making Greek sculpture from the Cycladic period to the Roman period? How did the Parthenon get assembled? Could we imitate these achievements today? Learn about the ancient art

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The Mysteries of the Art of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

In the world of the Medieval scriptoria, where religious texts such as a Book of Hours (a personal prayer book) were copied and illustrated, illuminators worked with new exotic colours to create illuminated manuscripts. The patrons of early Books of Hours were all members of the nobility lavishly referenced by the artists in the books they were commissioned to create. One of the most sumptuous manuscripts to have come down to us from the Middle Ages is a richly illustrated text of... [More]
$29 Limited inc GST
The Mysteries of the Art of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

<p>In the world of the Medieval scriptoria, where religious texts such as a Book of Hours (a personal prayer book) were copied and illustrated, illuminators worked with new exotic colours to create

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Outstanding Art Collections of Spain - A Visit to Some Wonderful Museums of Madrid

Madrid, capital of Spain boasts its amazing history through art. Museo del Prado has many paintings from the former Spanish royal collection, including those of 17th - century Velázquez & 18th - century de Goya, as well as outstanding French, Italian & Flemish art. An artist who celebrated the light of Spain was Valencia-born Joaquín Sorolla, whose home and garden now is a dedicated art museum. Whilst the private collection of 775 paintings of the late Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza is... [More]
$39 Limited inc GST
Outstanding Art Collections of Spain - A Visit to Some Wonderful Museums of Madrid

<p>Madrid, capital of Spain boasts its amazing history through art. Museo del Prado has many paintings from the former Spanish royal collection, including those of 17th - century Velázquez &amp; 18th

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Great Artworks of Japan: Kidai Shoran Picture Scroll

We will use a very detailed picture scroll painted in 1805 called the Kidai Shoran to examine the vibrant streetscape of 19th century Edo (today’s Tokyo). With an appreciation for Japan’s flow of history and an eye for historical detail, we will consider how this work of art acts as an excellent resource to understand the contemporary streetscape of Tokyo. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face / Online COURSE OUTLINE Description of the periods of Japanese history Art history of the Kidai... [More]
$39 Limited inc GST
Great Artworks of Japan: Kidai Shoran Picture Scroll

<p>We will use a very detailed picture scroll painted in 1805 called the Kidai Shoran to examine the vibrant streetscape of 19th century Edo (today’s Tokyo). With an appreciation for Japan’s flow of

...
$39 Limited inc GST
Great Artworks of Japan: Kidai Shoran Picture Scroll

<p>We will use a very detailed picture scroll painted in 1805 called the Kidai Shoran to examine the vibrant streetscape of 19th century Edo (today’s Tokyo). With an appreciation for Japan’s flow of

...

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Discover Sydney's Contemporary Art Galleries

Discover Sydney's fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from major galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists, learn about the styles, ideas and inspirations of Australian and international art and gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful and... [More]

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Art Conversations: Art in Great Galleries & Museums

Most of us encounter art in places where our viewing experience has been shaped: on the walls of a purpose-built national collection or carefully curated house museum, for example. This art appreciation course considers the context of ‘institutionalised art’, exploring the meaning it brings to the works we admire. We develop our language for looking at art and hone our skills of direct analysis, with no assumption that you’ve joined our previous classes. Collections include the... [More]

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An Islamic Art Journey through the Ottoman Empire

Islamic Art of the Ottoman Period was expressed in architecture, calligraphy, manuscript painting, textiles, and ceramics. A unique feature of Islamic society was the mobility of its population. Cross fertilisation of ideas and designs occurred through trade and during the annual pilgrimage of the Haj. This gave wonderful opportunities to Islamic artists to absorb new ideas and influences from all over the world. These are expressed in garden design, plant- based decoration of... [More]

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