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10-Minute Talk: Cellini’s bronze satyr and Leonardo’s costume design

12:00 and 15:00 The French king Francis I attracted prestigious Italian artists to his court including artist and draughtsman Leonardo da Vinci and the sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. This talk from Lauren Porter, Print Room Assistant, will look at a costume ...

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

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 fanta ...

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

12:00 and 15:00 ‘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 Ka ...

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10-Minute Talk: Dürer as a draughtsman and printmaker

12:00 and 15:00 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 ...

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

12:00 and 15:00 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. 10-Minute Talks are free with ...

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10-Minute Talk: Fidei Defensor - Henry VIII and the Reformation in Europe

12:00 and 15:00 Discover how we came to have the letters F.D. on our coins and when a title page is not just a title page, with Curator of Books and Manuscripts Emma Stuart. 10-Minute Talks are free with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Relates to The ...

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

12:00 and 15:00 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 af ...

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10-Minute Talk: Intimate Portraits - the birth of a new art form

12:00 and 15:00 Curator Vanessa Remington will explore the significance of early miniatures through two remarkable examples, a miniature by Jean Clouet of Francis Dauphin of France and Lucas Horenbout’s miniature of Henry VIII. 10-Minute Talks are free wi ...

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

12:00 and 15:00 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 shows ...

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10-Minute Talk: Leonardo's drawing materials

12:00 and 15:00 Join Alan Donnithorne, Head of Paper Conservation at Royal Collection Trust, as he explores the materials and artistic techniques used by Leonardo da Vinci for his groundbreaking anatomical studies. 10-Minute Talks are free with an exhibit ...