Workshop leader:

Maria González

Where:

National Gallery

When:

11th April 2015

Participants:

10

Description:

The visit to the National Gallery is one of our classics now. It is a very special tour, during which we analise the role women have had throughout the History of Art – a story made by and for men. Even though we do not realised about it, the messages that some art masterpieces convey have influenced the way we see and understand our current visual culture. Therefore, by going beyond their beauty and analising those hidden messages, we train our gaze and learn how to look at the images we are shown on a daily basis from a critical point of view.

Among the participants that joined us during this last visit, we had some of the members of the Asamblea de Mujeres Londres. Very inspiring to have them all with us!

Outcomes and Impact:

It was a very enriching visit, as participants were very active and keen to share their own views and ideas. And that is exactly the aim of the visit: to open a dialogue between the art pieces and the public.

Testimonies:

“I think it is a super interesting visit. I have enjoyed it a lot and I really hope to come to many more.”

“I have already seen it twice and I never get tired of it.”

“I really liked it, as it trains you to see art from a critical point of view.”

“I think it is a very interesting and necessary project.”