Reynolds's Colonel Tarleton

False identities and fake news

Wednesday 20 February, 1–1.30pm

Room 36

Christina Bradstreet

Admission free, donations welcome

How do notions of identity shape our response to works of art and how is this undermined if what we see is not truthful?

This series of talks will explore paintings where all is not what it seems and ask if paintings are always honest about the people within them. 

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 Sir Joshua Reynolds, Colonel Tarleton, 1782