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10-Minute Talk: Death meets everyday life in Bruegel and Heemskerk

Pieter Brueghel the Elder, The Massacre of the Innocents, c.1565-7
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  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Thursday, 21 Mar 2013
  • 12:00

In Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s painting Massacre of the Innocents, the terrible tragedy is set in an ordinary village in the Netherlands. In Marten van Heemskerk’s The Four Last Things, the last moments of man’s life on earth are depicted in a fantastical other world. Lucy Whitaker, Senior Curator of Paintings, explores these two visualisations of death and the everyday.

10-Minute Talks are free with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass.

Relates to The Northern Renaissance exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, London, 2012-2013.