Impressionist inspirations: From monarchy to modernity

Date and time

Wednesday 25 January, 1–1.30pm

Room 30

Jo Rhymer


Admission free

What made the 17th-century Spanish painter Velázquez so appealing to progressive 19th-century artists?

By looking at Velázquez’s Philip IV of Spain in Brown and Silver, discover some of the qualities and challenges that inspired Manet’s audacious works.

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 Diego Velázquez, Philip IV of Spain in Brown and Silver, about 1631–2