With so many paintings from the Renaissance onwards depicting subjects taken from the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, knowledge of Classical mythology is an essential tool for looking at and understanding western European paintings. This course will cover the iconography of the Greco-Roman gods and goddesses as well as the major heroes and heroines of mythology.
· In depth knowledge of the stories, characters, and deities of the Greco-Roman world
· Key insights into understanding and interpreting paintings
· Growing confidence in looking at and interpreting works of art
Born in Paris in 1976, Aliki Braine studied at The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford, The Slade School of Fine Art, London and The Courtauld Institute where she was awarded a distinction for her masters in 17th century painting. Aliki has been a regular lecturer at the National Gallery since 2001 and also teaches at the Wallace Collection, Courtauld Gallery and for The Arts Society. She is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Fine Art Photography for the University of the Arts London. Aliki is also a practicing artist who regularly exhibits her photographic work internationally.
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