The Mystic Nativity


Friday 8 December | 6.45pm-8pm | National Gallery


Angels are one of the most intriguing elements of Biblical story and  the National Gallery is stuffed full of them - wherever you look there will be one flapping their magnificent wings at you. We find them sweet and child like, fearsomely frightening while brandishing their swords,  incognito and looking like humans, or even in their antecedent form as winged victories of the ancient world. These divine, mythical and often overwhelming creatures have a thrilling story to tell, and have enlivened art throughout the centuries. Focussing on the Renaissance collection we’ll look at paintings by Filippo Lippi, Piero della Francesca, Carlo Crivelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Bartolomé Bermejo and Jan Gossaert.  

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AL, London law firm (National Portrait Gallery tour)

My son Charlie and I were taken round the National Gallery by Rose Balston, and in three brief hours, we were inspired to levels of wonder. Rose has the gift of allowing you to discover things in the paintings that you would never have noticed before…I’d strongly recommend you join an Art History UK tour.
MH, Editor of Country Life Magazine (National Gallery)



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