Pointer in Art History

Soon (starting October 12) two very interesting courses will start in Muzee Scheveningen. The courses are taught by a first-degree teaching art historian with over 30 years of course experience. Art comes to life on the basis of keynote presentations. Foreknowledge and purchase of study material is not necessary, summaries will be handed out.

De cursus Kunst van de Middeleeuwen, deel I

is the second course in the series of chronological art history courses. The art of the Middle Ages is central to Romanesque art. The art of the Middle Ages part II (up to and including the Gothic in architecture, sculpture and painting) will be next in January 2022.
This autumn the focus will be on Early Christian and Byzantine art (Ravenna, Constantinople), the art of the Germanic tribes and Vikings, Irish art (the books of the Celtic monks), Carolingian and Ottonian art (book illumination and architecture), Romanesque architecture and sculpture.

Muzee Scheveningen: Tuesday morning from 10.15 am to 12 noon.
Dates: October 12 and 26; November 16, 23 and 30 and December 7.
€ 90,— 6 meetings

The Grand Tour course; traveling in the 18th century   starts on Tuesday afternoon, October 12, 2021 and consists of 5 meetings, costs € 75.
Time: Tuesday afternoon from 12.30-14.15
Dates: October 12 and 26; 15, 22 and 29 November 2021.

In the 18th century, it was common for young English aristocrats in particular to undertake a journey, usually lengthy, to the continent. Cities in Italy were favorite.
One of the motivations for undertaking the Grand Tour was to acquire art for the manor house in England. But what were the further motivations? How did people travel in the 18th century, which route was common, where did people stay, which cities did they visit? What problems were there along the way? Which works of art were most admired and what did they buy along the way? In this second part of the Grand Tour course, the return journey is mainly discussed. They stayed in Venice for a long time to conclude the journey through Italy. The favorite cities in Germany to visit were; Munich, Dresden, Berlin and Hanover. What did the Lords do in these cities, what were the sights and entertainment? Finally, this course pays attention to deviating travel routes; Lord Byron’s Grand Tour is discussed.

There are still a few places available for both courses.

For information and registration with the teacher

 lucyhovinga@kpnplanet.nl or tel. 0181-482236.