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Lunchtime series

European artists in Britain

Discover European artists who have lived and worked in Britain
Date
Various dates
  • Wednesday, 4 September 2019
  • Wednesday, 11 September 2019
  • Wednesday, 18 September 2019
  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Time
1 - 1.30 pm

About

This lunchtime talk series explores artists who have worked in Britain, their reasons for coming, and the welcomes they received.

Week 1

Gentileschi’s The Finding of Moses
Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Storyteller Fiona Alderton tells the spellbinding Old Testament story of the finding of the infant Moses on the banks of the River Nile.

Week 2

Rubens's War and Peace
Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Find out why Rubens presented this allegory of Peace and War to Charles I in 1630, during the artist's stay in London.

Week 3

Holbein's The Ambassadors
Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Hear about this double portrait of two French visitors to London, painted in 1533 by Holbein, a German-born artist, who spent much of his life in England.

Week 4

Monet’s The Thames below Westminster
Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Learn about Monet's experience of life in London, when he fled the Franco-Prussian war in 1871.

Lunchtime series

European artists in Britain

Discover European artists who have lived and worked in Britain
Date
Various dates
  • Wednesday, 4 September 2019
  • Wednesday, 11 September 2019
  • Wednesday, 18 September 2019
  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Time
1 - 1.30 pm

Free

Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Donations welcome

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Fiona Alderton
About Fiona Alderton
Fiona Alderton is a Gallery Educator and storyteller. With a background in performing, she writes and gives sessions for adults and children, including commissions for various organisations such as the National Portrait Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, and the Royal Opera House in London.
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Caroline Smith
About Caroline Smith
Caroline Smith is our Programmer for Schools and Teachers and has lectured at the Gallery since 2003. She studied at the University of London, specialising in Early Italian Renaissance art. Her work has included teaching art history and developing learning programmes for a range of institutions.
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About Kate Devine
Kate Devine is one of our Gallery Educators helping to open up the world of art history to diverse audiences. She also works with students and community groups at the Royal Academy of Arts and is currently preparing a PhD on 20th-century Italian art.