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Short Talk: Castiglione, first practitioner of the monotype

Thursday, 12 December 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Castiglione is the first artist known to have produced prints using the technique of the monotype. In this talk, Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator at the Denver Art Museum and co-curator of the exhibition, will discuss Castiglione’s... Read more about Short Talk: Castiglione, first practitioner of the monotype

Short Talk: ‘Omnia Vanitas’: symbolism in Castiglione’s imagery

Thursday, 28 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings and co-curator of the exhibition, will discuss the symbolism of decay and transience present in so many of Castiglione’s works.

Short Talks are free with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass.... Read more about Short Talk: ‘Omnia Vanitas’: symbolism in Castiglione’s imagery

Exclusive Evening View of Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen

Wednesday, 20 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Enjoy an Exclusive Evening View of Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 20 November. After an engaging talk by the exhibition Curator, guests... Read more about Exclusive Evening View of Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen

Short Talk: Explosive brushwork takes the upper hand

Thursday, 14 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Although in many respects worlds apart, the architect Will Alsop seems to share with the artist Castiglione an ebullient enthusiasm for mark-making almost as an end in itself.  In this talk Allan Chinn, Collections Information Assistant - Prints and... Read more about Short Talk: Explosive brushwork takes the upper hand

Short Talk: From figurative to abstract?

Thursday, 7 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Allan Chinn, Collections Information Assistant - Prints and Drawings, will draw a comparison between Humphrey Ocean’s painting Birds at Ngong and Maurice Cockrill’s exuberant Treasure as they offer interesting ways to view abstract... Read more about Short Talk: From figurative to abstract?

Renaissance Surgery and Mechanical Prosthetics

Wednesday, 6 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Often described as a bloody and grisly business, this lunchtime lecture will consider some of the key developments in surgery during the early 16th century and look, in more depth, at the work of the influential French surgeon Ambroise Paré and the... Read more about Renaissance Surgery and Mechanical Prosthetics

One Day Life Drawing Workshop

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Taking its cue from Leonardo this workshop will study the structure, integration and representation of the human form through the practice of life drawing. Led by figurative artist and teacher of anatomy Alan McGowan it will consider how to approach... Read more about One Day Life Drawing Workshop

Special Event with the Department of Anatomy, University of Edinburgh

Saturday, 26 October 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Dr Gordon Findlater and Dr Fanney Kristmundsdottir, University of Edinburgh, guide us through the fascinating and sometime gruesome history of anatomy in Edinburgh from the 1500s to the present day. ... Read more about Special Event with the Department of Anatomy, University of Edinburgh

Leonardo da Vinci in the History of Dissection

Wednesday, 16 October 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Medical Historian Helen King as she examines how human dissection was seen in the time of Leonardo da Vinci. What was its place in the medical curriculum, and was it supported or condemned as a way of finding out the truths of the body? How did... Read more about Leonardo da Vinci in the History of Dissection

Reflections on the Exhibition: what we still don't know about Leonardo the anatomist

Tuesday, 8 October 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Though the outlines of Leonardo’s anatomical work are clear, there is much that we don’t know in detail – from where he carried out his work, to the written sources that he depended upon.  In this lecture, exhibition curator Martin Clayton will look... Read more about Reflections on the Exhibition: what we still don't know about Leonardo the anatomist

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