This season, our long looks explore rocks in paintings, taking inspiration from Leonardo.
Taking a long look at the rocky landscape of Saint Giles and the Deer by the Master of Saint Giles, we reflect on themes of forgiveness, our perception of nature and man’s place in the world.
What did high-peaked mountains mean to artists from the Low Countries? We reflect on the fantastical rocks and the looming presence of the Alps in Saint Jerome in a Rocky Landscape from the workshop of Joachim Patinir.
Discover material and intangible worlds in Turner’s Ulysees deriding Polyphemus, with its rocks dissolving in sunlight and its majestic sense of scale, space and light. What hidden symbolism can we find?