Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks: Canaletto

Date and time

Wednesday 19 October, 1–1.30pm

Room 38

Lucrezia Walker


Admission free

What are the relationships between poetry and painting? Do artists need words and do poets need images? Join Lucrezia Walker for a series of gallery lectures that explore the connections between the painted image and written word.

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.

Image above: Detail from Canaletto, Venice: The Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo, about 1740