Art is All in the Details
Art Iconography, Symbols
and Allegories in Dutch Master and Beyond at the Wallace Collection
Art tour by Hanna Yakovleva
· Saturday, the 23rd of June 13:00 - 15:30
· Tuesday, the 26th of June 13:00 - 15:30
To look at and to see something are very different actions, especially in terms of understanding and reading the artwork before us. For modern eyes, most of the hidden, coded messages that the artists leave behind actually go unnoticed, unrecognised and neglected.
The Wallace Collection is particularly strong in Dutch and Flemish paintings of the seventeenth century and in eighteenth and nineteenth-century French paintings, though there are also outstanding works by English, Italian and Spanish artists.
We are going through these works together and discover answers to questions such as:
What does the artwork say?
Is the artist hiding a deeper message within the superficial image?
We certainly believe in your ability to recognise the subject, the tonal and emotional charge of each artwork, but aren’t you curious to go beyond that?
Free for Private Art Education members - CALENDAR
Hertford House, Manchester Square
London W1U 3BN
Meeting point: near the grand staircase
The Lacemaker by Caspar Netscher, Pieter de Hooch, A Woman Peeling Apples c. 1663 @The Wallace Collection, London.