• Sacred Art: God at the Gallery. Online Masterclasses

    A course of 3 x 1 hour Sessions

New online Masterclasses:  Sacred Art, God at the Gallery

Throughout the ages, Christian art served the twofold objective of paying homage to God whilst serving as a didactic illustration for the population.

These illuminating sessions will introduce participants to how different artistic traditions from countries such as Spain, Italy, and Flanders have depicted the most significant events in the Bible. Formidable traditions governed the representation of religious scenes, and yet artists of the past continually renewed them through creative engagement with established conventions.

During these three non-sequential sessions, we will analyze in-depth works from the 13th century to the 18th century, including paintings by Bosch, Van der Weyden, Fra Angelico, El Greco, Zurbarán, and Velázquez.

NOVEMBER 14th, 2020. 2 pm ET

Session 1: The Creation

This first session will concentrate on one of the most popular episodes of the Bible, the creation of Adam and Eve, as depicted from the paleo-christian era to the centuries that followed. But we will also trace the evolution of the early story of mankind, as told in the book of Genesis and represented in a number of masterpieces, from Dürer to Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, whilst offering comparisons to other cultures’ beliefs that might offer some analogies to our own tradition.

Price: $75 USD per person, for all 3 sessions, $30 USD per person, for 1 session.


NOVEMBER 28th, 2020. 2 pm ET

Session 2: The Nativity

The well-known story of the Infancy of Jesus, from the Annunciation to the episode of Jesus amongst the Elders will be embellished with beautiful artworks by the Flemish masters, Italian Renaissance painters, and Spanish Baroque artists in order to demonstrate the vast diffusion that this subject experienced throughout the centuries. A wonderful occasion to prepare ourselves for the joy of Christmas.

Price: $75 USD per person, for all 3 sessions, $30 USD per person, for 1 session.


DECEMBER 12th, 2020. 2 pm ET

Session 3: The Passion of Jesus Christ

The Passion narrative, which relates the events of Christ’s last week on earth, has been a constant focus for artists. Unlike the stories associated with the Nativity, these episodes were colored by painful emotions and profound grief, as we can see in such moving works as the Descent from the Cross, by Rogier van der Weyden, or the Crucified Christ of Velázquez, and one of the main concerns of artists was to make the viewer share such feelings. In this way, the faithful would identify with Christ in his sufferings.

Price: $75 USD per person, for all 3 sessions, $30 USD per person, for 1 session.


Details & Booking

Price: $75 USD per person, for all 3 sessions, $30 USD per person, for 1 session.

All Sacred Art Sessions will be held at 2 pm East Coast Time, no matter what.

14 November:  2pm Eastern Time & 11am Pacific Time // 7pm UK & 8pm Spain

28 November:  2pm Eastern Time & 11am Pacific Time // 7pm UK & 8pm Spain

12 December: 2pm Eastern Time & 11am Pacific Time // 7pm UK & 8pm Spain

Duration: Each of the three sessions are 1 hour

What’s included: Online class with Art Historian

NOTE: This class is held on Zoom. If you aren’t familiar with the platform, we would be delighted to send you information on how to get started and linked up


  1. I’ve booked my session. Now what?
    After you confirm your booking, you’ll receive an email 24 h before the event with the join link. You can join the session from your computer or tablet running Windows or macOS. All of our events are held over Zoom. We highly recommend you to create a Zoom account prior to the event.
  2. Are these sessions live or pre-recorded?
    Icono Live Tours are live! Although questions are encouraged throughout the presentation, we will leave 15 to 30 minutes at the end of the session for discussion and questions.
  3. Can I join the event if I arrive late?
    The meeting room is open to late arrivals 15 minutes after the start time. After that, the room will be closed for the remainder of the event. Please, let us know if you need to enter later,
  4. How do the tickets work? Can other people watch along?
    Each ticket admits one guest. We ask if you have more than one viewer that you purchase multiple tickets so that we can provide a fair experience to all our guests. Have a big group? contact us about a Private session tailored specifically to your group.
  5. Can I tip the expert?
    Our experts have been hit particularly hard by COVID and we love our clients wanting to support them. You can tip your expert after the session, we will send you a message.
  6. Can I purchase a gift card?
    Absolutely! Gift cards can be purchased here. Gift cards are good for 365 days from the date of purchase.

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