Special Evening-time Tour of National Gallery, the unique How to Read a Painting tour, is a highly accessible, fascinating introduction, revealing some of the “mysteries” of reading ideas and symbols found in old master paintings.
As the tour title suggests, we make aspects of paintings art historians are trained to think about, accessible to non-specialists, giving you important conceptual tools and “keys” to know & understand more about art.
The tour features lively, guided discussion and explores symbolism and iconography, both religious iconography and secular symbolism and exploring how artists create meaning in art- using not just tokens, allegory and symbols, but everything from light to landscape, and from gesture to perspective. All our emphasis is on making these ideas accessible, enjoyable and fun.
Come and find out exactly why this tour is the subject of scores of rave reviews by visitors from Ireland and around the world. We think you’ll never look at pictures the same way again.
Summary of key information again: Tour available Thursday evenings 6-8pm: Next confirmed date: this Thursday 30th October 2014. from 6-8pm. Meet 5.55pm, this Thursday inside the foyer inside the Claire Street entrance of the National Gallery of Ireland. €20 p/p (€10 job seekers or students with valid card) Please note: This is a public tour, open to all, If you prefer to form your own group and book a private custom tour instead, please see the information below.
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Info on booking How to Read a Painting or any of our other 7 tours as a private custom tour: All our tours can also be booked for a custom, pre-booked groups, such a school, language college, work or book club social outing. Unless extra admission costs aply then our fee structure is very simple, Prices are €100 for the first 1-5 people combined, then just €10 per/person after. For those bringing a work group of colleagues, the discussion and visual “problem solving” elements of the workshops make them ideal as team-builders.
To inquire about a date, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating 1- the title of your preferred tour, 2- your approximate numbers, and 3- preferred date or dates. Thank you.