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21 November 2018Getting Under their Skins - Finding Character and Story in Renaissance Art.
17 October 2018The Golden Age of Venetian Glass
19 September 2018Zaha Hadid - Architectural Superstar.
18 July 2018Golden Jubilee lecture: Who Says? Can We Trust the Experts on Good and Bad Art?
20 June 2018Mackintosh and the Glasgow Four
16 May 2018Henry Vll's State Bed
18 April 2018AVM (Animal/Vegetable/Mineral) Curiosities: Food, Art and History
21 March 2018The Two Gustavs: Mahler and Klimt
21 February 2018Thomas Heatherwick: "The Leonardo da Vinci of our times" (Sir Terence Conran)
17 January 2018Empowering People - the Real Voice of Street Art
15 November 2017Auguste Rodin - the First Modern Sculptor?
18 October 2017Let there be Light: the art and science of light in painting
20 September 2017Undressing Antiques
19 July 2017The Honourable East India Company: East-West trade 1600 - 1800, Chinese Export and Chinoiserie
21 June 2017The Tiger in Asian Art
17 May 2017The Art and Science of the Lunar Society
19 April 2017The Surreal World of René Magritte
15 March 2017Gods, Godesses, Heaven & Hell
15 February 2017Satirist to Insanity: Celebrating the work of James Gillray
18 January 2017Pots to Frocks - The World of Grayson Perry From Essex Punk Potter to Superstar National Treasure
16 November 2016How do they do that? (techniques of glassmaking)
19 October 2016Love & Loss: the story of Orpheus and Eurydice in art and music
21 September 2016Double Dutch: Signs, symbols and double-entendre in Dutch genre painting
20 July 2016The Great Fire of London
15 June 2016The History of the Harp from Mediterranean antiquity to 20th century Europe
18 May 2016Donatello & the Italian Renaissance
20 April 2016MAGNIFICENT MOSAICS - WINDOWS INTO ROME
23 March 2016Bonnard - The Old Master of Modern Art?
17 February 2016MONA LISA - BEHIND THE SMILE
20 January 2016ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TREASURES IN THE ASHMOLEAN
18 November 2015NOW YOU SEE IT - NOW YOU DONT
21 October 2015MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATED BOOKS OF HOURS
16 September 2015FROM WILD BEASTS TO PICKLED SHARK - MODERN ART
15 July 2015FIRE AND RESTORATION AT WINDSOR CASTLE
17 June 2015CONSTABLE'S GREAT LANDSCAPES
20 May 2015LIFE AND TIMES OF THE SUNDIAL
15 April 2015INESSENTIAL NECESSITIES IN 18TH CENTURY ENGLAND
25 March 2015LAPIS LAZULI: IN PURSUIT OF A CELESTIAL STONE
23 March 2015BONNARD
18 February 2015THE ART OF WILLIAM HOGARTH: GIN AND HARLOTS
21 January 2015SIGNS, SYMBOLS & ICONOGRAPHY: THE HIDDEN STORIES IN ART
19 November 2014OPERA: THE MELTING POT OF CULTURE
15 October 2014FROM PHAETONS TO PHANTOMS
17 September 2014THREE ARTISTS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
16 July 2014EARLY TRAVELLERS AT PETRA
18 June 2014THE BRITISH SEASIDE HOLIDAY
21 May 2014THREADS OF HISTORY: THE WORLD OF THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY
16 April 2014TURNER: THE SUN IS GOD
19 March 2014WILLIAM KENT: C18TH OPPORTUNIST AND GENIUS
19 February 2014IMPERIAL PURPLE TO DENIM BLUE: THE COLOURFUL HISTORY OF TEXTILES
15 January 2014SOROLLA: PAINTER OF SUNLIGHT

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Getting Under their Skins - Finding Character and Story in Renaissance Art. Sarah Dunant Wednesday 21 November 2018

International bestselling novelist of the Italian Renaissance, Sarah Dunant, shares the secrets of her trade in this richly illustrated lecture. Visiting churches, archives, museums and art galleries all over Italy to recreate the past as a living and breathing place she discovered how the decoding of old paintings, alongside the work of the most modern historians, helped her to penetrate hidden worlds inside the Renaissance and find wonder and drama in the ordinary lives of the period.

Mostly Books will be present with a pop-up shop selling Sarah's books which she has kindly agreed to sign.