Holbein's 'Ambassadors' and Titian's 'Bacchus and Ariadne'

Date and time

Wednesday 21 December, 1–1.30pm

Room 4 and 2

Jacqui Ansell


Admission free

Please note this talk will not be seated.

Art historian Jacqui Ansell discusses the depiction of stars as a scientifically understood phenomenon in Holbein's Ambassadors and as an element of the mythical realm of the gods in Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne.

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 Holbein, Hans the Younger, Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('The Ambassadors'), 1533