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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

Elizabeth I

Short Talk: Power Dressing

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Jennifer Scott (Curator of Paintings) will compare two portraits of Elizabeth I, one painted by William Scrots when she was a Princess and one painted by Hans Eworth when she was Queen, to look at the importance of clothing in defining status at the ... Read more about Short Talk: Power Dressing

Evening Life Drawing with Leonardo (October)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

A unique opportunity to practice life drawing in the context of The Queens Gallery, surrounded by Leonardo's inspirational anatomical drawings. Led by figurative artist and teacher of anatomy Alan McGowan enjoy a relaxed evening, with exclusive access ... Read more about Evening Life Drawing with Leonardo (October)

Anatomy for Artists

Friday, 27 September 2013 to Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Be inspired by Leonardo to advance your own anatomical knowledge. Led by figurative artist Alan McGowan this course will study the main skeletal, muscular and structural forms conducted through life drawing, demonstration and explanation. Participants ... Read more about Anatomy for Artists

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