When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code W23HMSJ08C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

In this immersive course, we will delve into the theme of landscapes in Italian painting, as seen in the magnificent artworks displayed at the National Gallery. Through guided discussions and analysis, we will explore the depiction of landscapes in select Italian paintings, examining the techniques, styles, and cultural significance of these representations. By the end of this one-day course, you will have developed a deeper appreciation for the representation of landscapes in Italian painting. You will have explored a number of artistic approaches, techniques, and cultural contexts associated with landscape depictions, as well as gained insights into the National Gallery's collection and its role in preserving and showcasing these magnificent artworks. This one-day Saturday course is designed for art enthusiasts, history lovers, and any individual seeking a unique language experience. Whether you are a seasoned art connoisseur or new to the world of art, this course promises to give you an opportunity to share your knowledge and appreciation of Italian masterpieces in the target language.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain a more comprehensive understanding of Italian art through the exploration of paintings in the National Gallery.
  • Comment the artistic techniques in each painting.
  • Discuss the historical and cultural contexts in which these artworks were created.
  • Enhance and share your appreciation for the contributions of Italian artists to the broader art world.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This is a Saturday Italian language course (3 hours) within the walls of the National Gallery in London.

    Entry requirements

    No formal qualifications are necessary. A higher intermediate knowledge of the Italian language is required to be able to participate in Italian only.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You will do independent reading, research and language activities before the session to be able to participate in the discussions.

    What you need

    Pen, paper and your own notes.

    What you can do next

    You can join 'Un viaggio nell'arte italiana' (course code: W23HMSJ06A/W23HMSJ06B/W23HMSJ06C)