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Are You Looking at Me? Looking at Self-Portraits – GI 19 755 (Online)

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20 October 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST

Tutor: Ronnie Ireland D.A. (Drawing and Painting; Glasgow School of Art) B.A. (Hons) Open University

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Date: 20 October 2020
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Length of Course:
1 Tuesday
£17.10 – £20.55
Reference Code:
GI 19 755


Self-portraits have featured in Western art since The Renaissance. They have been done in many different ways and for many different reasons over the centuries. This talk looks at celebrated self-portraitists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Schiele and at how this very particular type of portrait is still developing in our own time. This is a repeat of the popular Summer 2019 course.


Are You Looking at Me Looking at Self-Portraits

Egon Schiele. Self-portrait with Raised Bare Shoulder, 1912. Oil on panel. Leopold Museum, Austria.

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About the Speaker

Ronnie Ireland



Ronnie’s life has always revolved around art and music. He has drawn and painted all his life and made music (mainly singing; from opera through to rock and jazz) during much of it.

He was born and educated in Glasgow, then moved to Edinburgh where he taught art and ran a company, organising and playing music. Ronnie moved to the south of England in 2011, realising he needed a fresh start and new challenges in a new place.

The regular art classes which Ronnie now runs are very important to him. They aim to encourage artists to develop their own ideas and voice, and he finds it exciting and gratifying working with the artists as they progress. He feels it is the most difficult, but also the most rewarding part of art. Ronnie also gives regular talks, demonstrations and workshops on many aspects of art and creativity to art societies, educational institutions and the corporate world.

His own art centres around the idea of identity and how it manifests in many different ways from the theatrical to the everyday.    


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