A mindful look: Bellotto's Fortress of Königstein from the North

Thursday 3 May, 11am–12.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Guided Tour Meeting Point

Christina Bradstreet

£16/£15 conc./£14 Members & Patrons

Walk in the shadow of an imposing Saxon castle by looking slowly at Bellotto’s Fortress of Königstein from the North

In a closed-off area of the Gallery, Christina Bradstreet will use mindfulness techniques to guide you in looking at and discussing the painting. 

Forget your expectations and Immerse yourself in Bellotto’s dramatic scene.

Image above: Detail from Bernardo Bellotto, The Fortress of Königstein from the North, about 1756–8

Bought with the support of the American Friends of the National Gallery, The National Gallery Trust, the Estate of Mrs Madeline Swallow, Art Fund (with a contribution from The Wolfson Foundation), Howard & Roberta Ahmanson, The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, The Manny & Brigitta Davidson Charitable Foundation, The Sackler Trust

With additional support from Mrs Charles Wrightsman, Jean-Luc Baroni, The Linbury Trust, The Monument Trust, Mr Fabrizio Moretti, Sir Hugh & Lady Stevenson, The John S. Cohen Foundation, Mr Jonathan Green, Christoph & Katrin Henkel, Ernst Nissl, Mr Peter Scott CBE QC, Mr & Mrs Ugo Pierucci, Sir Michael & Lady Heller, Mr Adrian Sassoon , Mr Mark Storey, Mr Neil Westreich, Nicholas & Judith Goodison, John & Flavia Ormond and other donors including those who wish to remain anonymous.