SZÉPMŰVÉSZETI MÚZEUM

Az önkéntes tárlatvezetői program angol nyelvű előadássorozata

2011. március 10. - április 14.

The Bible Illuminates Art
Divine Expressions

 

The Bible has long been a source of profound inspiration for artists, especially the Old Masters. Over the centuries, their images have developed into a rich and enduring tradition. The Bible Illuminates Art Series helps art lovers of all faiths better understand these accounts in an artistic context. This autumn in an all-new series we will explore the wonderful collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest along topical themes. Divine Expressions will deepen your appreciation of these works as we study the background, style, influences and innovations of individual artists while considering the painting’s subject matter.

Each class begins with a lecture illustrated by a PowerPoint presentation of paintings that relate to the topic. Then we move into the galleries for a closer look at the art.

Everyone is welcome – the lectures are open to all. Attend only a few or the whole series.
No need to register in advance. Come when you can!

Thursdays 10.15 – 12.15

March10 The Big Picture 
A Budapest Walk Through the Bible

March 17 No Class

March 24 A Lasting Legacy
Biblical Frescoes  

March 31 A Contrast in Character
Comparing Mythology with Christianity

April 7 The Long View 
A Vienna Walk Through the Bible

April 14 A Closer Look 
Restored and Recovered Religious Works

For guests: the cost is HUF 1,600 per lecture.
Just buy a ticket at the lobby cashier right before the lecture - ask for a “Bible Illuminates Art Lecture Ticket”.

You do not need to pay for entry to the Museum in addition. After the lecture, please feel free to use this ticket to enjoy all the galleries in the permanent collection.

For Docents-in-Training: this series is included in the overall training fee.

Location: the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, Italian Gallery (1st Floor). All dates, times and locations are subject to change.

For more information, contact lecturer Jane Stevens. Telephone: 06-30-622-1890 or e-mail: amFuZWluYnVkYXBlc3QjMSErI3lhaG9vLmNvbQ== (Please put “Bible/Art” in the subject line.)