Art appreciation with Jonathan Jones: An evening at the National Gallery
Friday, September 23, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)
A unique opportunity to spend the evening with Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones – and explore one of the world’s finest collections of paintings
Great art connects us to the past and offers a fresh perspective on the world around us. During this intimate masterclass, Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones will guide a small group of people around the National Gallery and discuss some of his favourite works of art – from the mysterious Arnolfini Portrait by Jan Van Eyck to Cezanne’s post-Impressionist landscapes and the elegant pointillism of Seurat’s Bathers at Asnières.
Over the course of the evening, you’ll discover how to interpret great paintings and sculptures, and appreciate how they’ve been created. Plus, you’ll learn how to enjoy art more fully, and have plenty of opportunities to chat with Jonathan and ask any questions you might have about art. Suitable for beginners or those who want to deepen their understanding of art, this is a phenomenal opportunity to explore one of the world’s finest collections of paintings with one of the UK’s most passionate art critics.
More about your teacher…
Jonathan Jones writes on art for the Guardian and was on the jury for the 2009 Turner prize. He also writes the series Framing the debate, which takes a closer look at photographs and videos that divide opinion. Jonathan is the author of two books on art, The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance and The Loves of the Artists. Read his Guardian articles here.
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