With so many paintings from western Europe painted for the Christian church and depicting Biblical subject matter, knowledge of Bible stories and of the legends of Saints are an essential tool for looking at and understanding historical paintings. This course will cover the frequently depicted narratives from the old and new testament along with the iconography of biblical figures, angels and saints.
- In depth knowledge of the narratives and stories of the Bible and Christian Legends
- Key insights into understanding and interpreting paintings
This course will be delivered online via Zoom. All participants will receive information in advance about how to access the course before it commences.
- Growing confidence in looking at and interpreting works of art
Image: Belshazzar's Feast, from Illustrations of the Bible, Credit: Mary S. Adams Endowment
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.
For any queries about this course please contact
London Courses Department
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