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In celebration of flowers

Members' talk and Q&A

Lydia Bauman illustrates the historical roles of flowers in art, in this special Mother’s Day-inspired talk
This event is part of International Women's Day 2024.
Date
Monday, 11 March 2024
Time
4 - 5 pm GMT
Available online only
Audience
Members

About

Flowers are both beautiful and symbolic. They can be dissected into fine details or celebrated with extravagant displays. Discover the many virtues they signify in religious Renaissance paintings and the sensuous pleasure they evoke in Rococo French art. Then admire the scientific accuracy of Victorian botanical artists. 

Join art educator Lydia Bauman as we consider the many roles of flowers in art, whether as small tokens or grand pieces, or the subject of renowned artists or inspiring weekend hobbyists.

Inspired by the festive florals of Mother’s Day, come and celebrate flowers with us at this online Members’ talk and Q&A.

Image: Detail from After Carlo Dolci, 'The Virgin and Child with Flowers', after 1642

Speaker

Lydia Bauman is an art historian, artist and has been a lecturer at the National Gallery for over 35 years. Graduate of the Courtauld Institute, she has lectured at the Tate, National Portrait Gallery, the Arts Society and a number of travel companies.

During the pandemic she devised and delivered a programme of nearly 200 talks online for her art history group 'Art for the Uninitiated'.

Talks & conversations

In celebration of flowers

Members' talk and Q&A

Lydia Bauman illustrates the historical roles of flowers in art, in this special Mother’s Day-inspired talk
This event is part of International Women's Day 2024.
Date
Monday, 11 March 2024
Time
4 - 5 pm GMT
Available online only
Audience
Members

Free for Members

This is an online event, exclusive to Members, hosted on Zoom. 

Members, please book your free ticket to access this event. You will receive an E-ticket with instructions on how to access your online events, films and resources via your National Gallery account. Only one ticket can be booked per account.

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