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 ESRA College at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Zoom Series Lectures & guided tours‎ 

Sunday 22 January, 2023 | 10:00 – 12:15 

Does the Mona Lisa have a Moustache? Classical Works in Contemporary Translations.
Many contemporary artists refer to, react to and even copy masterpieces that preceded them and thereby re-examine the boundaries of the work and the medium in which thy operate. This lecture will present some of the most prominent examples nowadays, examples that can be funny annoying and most definitely raise questions.
Virtual Tour: Stadel Museum, Frankfurt

Cost: ESRA members NIS 35 | Non-members NIS 55

Click here to register  

The link to the zoom lecture will be sent to you a few days prior to each date.
The session will be recorded and a link to the recordings will be sent to those who register.
The links will remain open for 1 week, for your pleasure.
Each session is built as follows:
10:00 - 11:00 - Lecture via zoom
11:00 – 11:15 – Short break
11:15 – 12:15 – Virtual guided tours via zoom
*Please note that changes may occur in the order or the subject of the lectures or virtual tour.

 The time of the event refers to Israel Local Time.
To locate your local time click here.

Registration: Click on the register links above or contact the Booking Office at 09-9508371 (ext 2).

Past Lectures

Sunday 20 November, 2022

Salvador Dali: Living in a Dream
“I don’t do drugs, I am drugs” (Salvador Dali 1941)
This lecture will take us through the life and work of Salvador Dali, the surrealist Spanish artist – renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship, and the striking and bizarre images in his work.
Virtual Tour: Leopold Museum, Vienna

Sunday 11 December, 2022 

Mannerism: Elegant Art
Derived from the Italian “maniera”, meaning simply “style”. The sixteenth-century artist and critic Vasari – himself a mannerist – believed that excellence in painting demanded refinement, the richness of invention, and virtuoso technique, criteria that emphasized the artist’s intellect. Seen as bizarre, sometimes acid color, its illogical compression of space, the elongated proportions, and exaggerated anatomy of figures in convoluted, serpentine poses - frequently create a feeling of anxiety for the viewer.
Virtual Tour: The Broad: Los Angeles

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