Shirley Smith

Renaissance Art Historian

Tel. +44 (0)1728 638 271

Email. [email protected]


The Garden House, Bruisyard,

Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2ED

Paintings we all know ... or do we?


These comprise a brief lecture on a specific painting or commission, often well known, but probing deeper into the work, followed by discussion.

A far more interactive approach to studying art and one which is hugely rewarding.


Suggested topics:

Mona Lisa - Leonardo da Vinci c1503, The Louvre

The Primavera - Sandro Botticelli 1480s, The Uffizi

Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa c1503

Image source: Web Gallery of Art

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Sandro Botticelli The Primavera c1482

Image source: Web Gallery of Art