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The Passion of Christ in Art

Dates: Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March 2021
Times: 11.00–13.00
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Dr Richard Stemp
Level: All Levels 

Course Description: From Palm Sunday until Easter, a week later, the story of Christ’s Passion is one of the most dramatic sequences of any religious narrative – and indeed, of any story, fact or fiction. Packed into the space of eight days, from the Entry into Jerusalem, until the Resurrection, is a remarkable combination of devotion and betrayal, love, loss, defeat and death – followed by miraculous new life.

All of this is depicted in the Wallace Collection’s breathtaking array of paintings, sculptures, manuscript cuttings, ivories and even jewellery. In this short course, timed for Easter week, we will examine them in detail to help distinguish the different elements of the story, explore the ways in which each was interpreted, and discuss the wider implications for art and faith. You will also discover the intricacy and subtlety of some of the Wallace Collection’s smaller works of art, which are often harder to see during a visit – one of the many advantages that online learning brings.

Please read the full course description here


Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

You will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session.

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Dates: Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March 2021
Times: 11.00–13.00
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Dr Richard Stemp
Level: All Levels 

Course Description: From Palm Sunday until Easter, a week later, the story of Christ’s Passion is one of the most dramatic sequences of any religious narrative – and indeed, of any story, fact or fiction. Packed into the space of eight days, from the Entry into Jerusalem, until the Resurrection, is a remarkable combination of devotion and betrayal, love, loss, defeat and death – followed by miraculous new life.

All of this is depicted in the Wallace Collection’s breathtaking array of paintings, sculptures, manuscript cuttings, ivories and even jewellery. In this short course, timed for Easter week, we will examine them in detail to help distinguish the different elements of the story, explore the ways in which each was interpreted, and discuss the wider implications for art and faith. You will also discover the intricacy and subtlety of some of the Wallace Collection’s smaller works of art, which are often harder to see during a visit – one of the many advantages that online learning brings.

Please read the full course description here


Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

You will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session.