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Dido Powell’s Sunday London Art Tours 2022: Architecture in painting

Sunday 24 April at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

- £10.00

This is the second in a series of four tours by Dido Powell, an artist who also teaches about the history of art. To book a tour, email Wendy Earle: wendyearle@talktalk.net

Meet at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London at 11am.

Since the invention of perspective is linked to representing architecture, we will look at Renaissance paintings that celebrate perspective through complex depictions of buildings. We will also discuss the role played by detailed architectural backgrounds in religious scenes, in 17th-century fantasy classical cities, and in austere Dutch paintings of churches. Dutch domestic scenes of ordinary courtyards will be examined to reveal the relationship between subject, technique and message. The transformation of buildings through light and weather in 19th-century paintings are also great examples of the paradox of shifting viewpoints and solid architecture. Examples will be chosen from across the collection.

Each tour costs £10 or all four for £36.

Details

Date:
Sunday 24 April
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
£10.00
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Venue

National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 5DN United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
Sunday 24 April
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
£10.00
Event Categories:
,

Venue

National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 5DN United Kingdom
+ Google Map