Drowning in scent: Redon’s 'Ophelia among the Flowers'

Date and time

Monday 10 July, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Christina Bradstreet


Admission free

National Gallery expert Christina Bradstreet discusses Redon’s Ophelia Among the Flowers in the context of 19th-century ideas about synaesthesia, fragrant intoxication, scent suffocation, and the pleasures and pains of perfume.

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Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Image above: Detail from Odilon Redon, Ophelia among the Flowers, about 1905–8