A long look: Pictures within a picture

Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures is a visual feast, a whole gallery in one painting

In this session, we muse on art that is about art and reflect on the purpose of collecting.

Why did pictures of galleries flourish in 17th-century Flanders, and did they relate to actual collections?

Course series

Also within the 'long look' course series:

Through the looking glass, Monday 7 January

A taste of paradise? Monday 4 February

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Image above: Detail from Flemish artist, Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures, about 1620