Organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Art for an Afterlife: ancient Egyptian tomb scenes

Talk | The Wallace Collection

Thursday 4 May 2017 - 14:30 until 15:30

The Ancient Egyptians painted elaborate scenes on the walls of their tombs. They portrayed their idea of paradise and how they hoped to make the potentially treacherous journey to this place of abundance. Magic and art combined to create a sacred space for rebirth. Lucia Gahlin unravels the symbolism and thus the meaning of these colourful tomb paintings.

This is the first lecture in a series focusing on frescoes and murals from Ancient Egypt to 20th Century Britain. You might also like to consider these lectures:

From Creation to Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel

The Painted Monasteries of Romania

Whispering Walls

Back to the wall – mural painting in 20th Century Britain

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN

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