Art, animals, identity

Monday 17 December, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Petra Lange-Berndt

Admission free, donations welcome

How have artists explored identity through animals?

As an understanding of evolution developed in the 19th century, animals increasingly became the centre of many artists’ activities.

Petra Lange-Berndt, from the University of Hamburg, reveals the ways in which artists have explored identity through their depiction of animals.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Image above: Detail from Rosa Bonheur, The Horse Fair, 1855