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A couple embracing on the shore of a lake by URS GRAF (Solothurn c.1485–Basel c.1528)

Lecture: Drawing in the Northern Renaissance

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Kate Heard, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust

From an initial sketch by the internationally-renowned Albrecht Dürer, to a finished work of art by the soldier-artist Urs Graf, this lecture explores the various roles that drawing played during the Renaissance.... Read more about Lecture: Drawing in the Northern Renaissance

Remigius van Leemput, Henry VII, Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, 1667

10-Minute Talk: Approaches to portraiture

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

In this talk Jennifer Scott, Curator of Paintings, compares Hans Holbein the Younger's Whitehall Mural and Jan Gossaert's The Children of Christian II of Denmark to assess the function of and iconography within royal portraits in... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Approaches to portraiture

Flemish, The Redemption of Man, 1530

10-Minute Talk: Moveable feasts - two magnificent early 16th century tapestries

Thursday, 31 January 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Tapestries were among the richest and most costly furnishings of the early modern period. By 1500 they had become particularly popular with the nobility of northern Europe and played an important role as a means of movable interior decoration. This... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Moveable feasts - two magnificent early 16th century tapestries

MAXIMILIAN I, author, MELCHIOR PFINZING, editor, The Dangerous adventures of the honourable, valorous and far-famed hero and knight, Sir Theuerdank, 1517

10-Minute Talk: Grand designs - the publishing projects of Maximilian

Thursday, 24 January 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk from Emma Stuart, Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will discuss how Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, was never one to hide his light under a bushel and knew that the power of print would ensure that his prestige would endure after this... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Grand designs - the publishing projects of Maximilian

Albrecht Dürer, A greyhound, c.1500-1

10-Minute Talk: Dürer's greyhound - from drawing to print

Thursday, 17 January 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Alan Donnithorne, Head of Paper Conservation, as he examines Dürer’s drawing of a greyhound and explores the ways in which it was transformed to take a pivotal role as part of his engraving of St Eustace.... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Dürer's greyhound - from drawing to print

North-German, probably Brunswick, Parts of a Field Garniture with associated Helmet, Gauntlets, Greaves and Sabatons, 1800

10-Minute Talk: Beauty and menace

Thursday, 6 December 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Artists played an important role, not only in inspiring the complex and costly techniques employed in the decoration of armour, but also in its actual creation. This talk, from Armourer Simon Metcalf, will explore the links between the armour on... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Beauty and menace

Probably Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, The Dürer Cup, 1827

10-Minute Talk: Dürer and the art of the goldsmith

Thursday, 29 November 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

‘All kinds of wonderful objects of various uses, much more beautiful to me than miracles’: this observation was made by the artist Albrecht Dürer on seeing the gold and silver treasures presented to the Emperor Charles V. This talk from Kathryn Jones,... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Dürer and the art of the goldsmith

Tapestry - Triumph of Time over Fame

Lecture: Politics, religion and culture explored through two Renaissance tapestries

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Dr. Maria Hayward, Author and Textile Historian

Discover the significance of two remarkable Tudor tapestries on display in the exhibition. One is linked with a powerful dynastic marriage and the other to Wolsey’s rise to power.... Read more about Lecture: Politics, religion and culture explored through two Renaissance tapestries

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Apollo and Diana by Lucas Cranach the Elder, c.1526

10-Minute Talk: Landscape into art - dark forests, gods and miracles

Thursday, 22 November 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

In this talk Lucy Whitaker, Senior Curator of Paintings, will look at two of the German paintings in the exhibition which were painted in the same year. Cranach’s Apollo and Diana is a mythical scene, while Holbein’s Noli me Tangere... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Landscape into art - dark forests, gods and miracles

Albrecht Dürer, Pupila Augusta, c.1498

10-Minute Talk: Dürer as a draughtsman and printmaker

Thursday, 15 November 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Pupila Augusta is one of Dürer’s most enigmatic works. This talk from Kate Heard, Curator of Prints and Drawings, will look at the meaning behind the drawing and question why it was made, as well as exploring how the artist returned to the study over... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Dürer as a draughtsman and printmaker

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