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Performance - Poet Alice Oswald: Paradise suspended

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join poet and former professional gardener Alice Oswald as she talks about her fascination with Milton's Paradise Lost. ... Read more about Performance - Poet Alice Oswald: Paradise suspended

Short talk - A comparison of the Cartouche embellished with a Garland of Flowers by Daniel Seghers and the Still Life of Azalea and Pansies by Henri Fantin Latour

Thursday, 2 July 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Fantin Latour confessed to a fear of becoming a ‘manufacturer of still lifes’, while Seghers made paintings of floral garlands as tokens of esteem. Rosanna de Sancha, Paintings Conservator, considers differences in technique of painting on copper by ... Read more about Short talk - A comparison of the Cartouche embellished with a Garland of Flowers by Daniel Seghers and the Still Life of Azalea and Pansies by Henri Fantin Latour

Short talk - Christ as a Gardener by Rembrandt

Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Desmond Shawe- Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, as he discusses Rembrandt's Christ as a gardener, which depicts Mary Magdalen's encounter with the risen Christ and follows St John's Gospel with imaginative fidelity. The facts recounted ... Read more about Short talk - Christ as a Gardener by Rembrandt

Short talk - A Pair of Tompion Sundials

Thursday, 16 July 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This short talk by Sally Goodsir, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, will focus on the pair of sundials in the exhibition made by the eminent English clockmaker Thomas Tompion. The sundials combine the sciences of horology, astronomy and ... Read more about Short talk - A Pair of Tompion Sundials

Short talk - The Garden of the Page

Thursday, 23 July 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Vanessa Remington, Senior Curator of Paintings will explore the origins of the idea of the garden as paradise. Looking in detail at the earliest Islamic manuscript in the Royal Collection, we will discover how the Persian love of gardens ... Read more about Short talk - The Garden of the Page

Short talk - A Primitive Hut

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Sir William Chambers’ long association with the royal family began with his appointment as architect to the widowed Augusta, Princess of Wales, and architectural tutor to her son, the future George III. In this capacity, Chambers began work on a ... Read more about Short talk - A Primitive Hut

Short talk - Preserving paradise

Thursday, 6 August 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The exquisite Mughal album pages on show in the Painting Paradise exhibition, display the arts of miniature painting and calligraphy, paper making, dyeing and marbling. Rachael Smith, Drawings Conservator, will explore the production ... Read more about Short talk - Preserving paradise

Short talk - Printing Paradise

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Painting Paradise includes some wonderful prints of gardens. Who made these and why? Who bought them? Looking at these works in the context of the print market in the eighteenth century, Kate Heard will examine the purpose, and prestige, of such ... Read more about Short talk - Printing Paradise

Short talk - Fabergé Flowers: Miracles in Miniature

Thursday, 20 August 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Senior Curator of Decorative Arts Caroline de Guitaut as she reveals the symbolism and craftsmanship of Fabergé's exquisite and renowned flower studies.  Gold, precious stones and enamel were combined to produce highly realistic studies of wild ... Read more about Short talk - Fabergé Flowers: Miracles in Miniature

Short talk - The Picturesque Garden

Thursday, 27 August 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The growing interest in Gothic heritage in Britain during the eighteenth century - which manifested itself prominently in the fields of architecture and literature - also had an influence on the gardens of the period. This talk by Carly Collier, Print ... Read more about Short talk - The Picturesque Garden

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