The 30 paintings Sabry selected to discuss are the best of the best Dutch art, and Sabry is the best of the best art critics and historians! I have attended several of his Conversations, and each has been remarkable! I hope to attend many more!
It was an overview of the history of the museum highlights from the Golden age of art.
This is my second Sabry seminar. Both have been top notch. He is a polished, knowledgeable educator who makes learning enjoyable. His love of Dutch art is infectious, leaving me with hopes of visiting Holland when the world is back to normal. I particularly like his adept use of media where he zooms in on paintings in order to focus on the details. Sabry offers the learner not only an understanding of the artist's technique but also a social and historical explanation of each piece. I look forward to more seminars with Sabry.
Fantastic job framing up what was going on in society, art and the different techniques. Great ability to the the societal view and macro zoom in on specific details within paintings you would never see in person. I have been the tie Museum 4 times in person and on my own. And never done a tour as the times were off. This was far better. You are right in front of the art being discussed. A definite must for anyone interested in art.
Always engaging, well-timed and full of delightful surprises.