Art history basics: Rome

Sunday 19 October 2008
2.00pm - 3.30pm
5, (4 concessions), includes refreshments, please book. Tel: 0161 235 8855. Email:

Get to grips with the basics of European art history in our series of accessible and lively talks given by Nirvana Romell.

Each talk covers the basics of a given period including the main historical facts. The talks explore the major achievements in painting, sculpture and architecture of the time and consider the developments as products of political, social and economic circumstances.

This talk explores Roman art and architecture including sculpture and decorative arts. The talk will also highlight Roman myths and history and their influence on future generations of artists.

Throughout each talk links are made to works on display at Manchester Art Gallery, giving a deeper understanding of the gallery's collections.

No previous knowledge is necessary but lots of curiosity, an open mind and a sense of humour will be useful.

Talks are monthly on Sunday afternoons. The talks can be attended individually or followed as a basic course in art history. Future dates:

Sun 16 Nov Dark Ages

Sun 7 Dec Late Medieval

Sun 18 Jan 1400s: Age of Discovery

Nirvana Romell is an experienced lecturer with a BEd in Art History and a passion for making the subject accessible and relevant. She regularly lectures for the Walker Art Gallery, National Association of Fine and Decorative Art Societies (NADFAS), and other Art groups. Her previous courses at Manchester Art Gallery, Classics to Contemporary and Modern Movements received excellent feedback from our audiences.

"Nirvana’s talks are excellent, always gives you something to remember."

"Brilliant lectures – enhanced by Nirvana’s personality." 

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