- Wallace Collection |
This double lecture provides an insight into the work of the Spanish master and explores The Art Fund's role in acquiring 'The Rokeby Venus'. There will be a break between talks for tea, which is included in the price.
From Velázquez's Perspective
- Lecturer Jacqueline Cockburn
Velázquez is widely regarded as the greatest of all Spanish painters.Â This lecture will explore his use of space and perspective in order to analyse the claims that his struggle for nobility dominated his work. Jacqueline Cockburn is Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, and Head of History of Art at Westminster School.
The Nation's Venus
- Lecturer Mary Yule
In 1906 The Art Fund presented Velázquez's masterpiece The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus') to the National Gallery after an intense campaign that captured the public imagination. This talk examines the fascinating story of the purchase and the relationship between art and national identity in the Edwardian era.Â Mary Yule, an art historian and museum consultant, was formly Director of Grants at The Art Fund.
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