The Story of Easter: Paintings from London's National Gallery with Hattie Bennet

The Story of Easter: Paintings from London's National Gallery with Hattie Bennet


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The story of Easter has inspired some of the most beautiful and moving paintings ever produced in Western Art. Drawn from the four Gospels and associated legends, the stories of Christ's passion, crucifixion, and resurrection have been re-told in paint throughout the centuries and were central in religious devotion.
The National Gallery, London, holds a superb collection of Old Master Paintings retelling the Easter story. Works by Raphael, Velasquez, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio vividly re-tell elements of The Passion from Gethsemane to Calvary to Emmaus. Familiar stories are retold and obscure symbols are explained.

A biography of each artist will introduce some memorable characters and we will discuss each painting within the context of the development of European Art from the Italian 15th century, through the Renaissance and beyond.

About the Expert:
Hattie Bennett has a degree in History of Art and an MA in Historic Interiors. After working for the Royal Collection in the Print Room at Windsor Castle, she was a curator for a private collector of 17th and 18th-century prints and drawings. This sparked a keen interest in portraiture and English art, as well as the printed image.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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P. (New York, US)

Excellent survey of the National Gallery's Easter paintings. Hattie always provides in-depth knowledge, fascinating information related to her subject, and beautiful slides.

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Nancy J Grayson (Atlanta, US)
Splendid!

A great way to celebrate Easter: Viewing this splendid selection of paintings at the NGA.

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Sue Slack (New York, US)
Easter through Art at National Gallery

Very informative about the paintings and the artists

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P. (New York, US)

Excellent survey of the National Gallery's Easter paintings. Hattie always provides in-depth knowledge, fascinating information related to her subject, and beautiful slides.

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Nancy J Grayson (Atlanta, US)
Splendid!

A great way to celebrate Easter: Viewing this splendid selection of paintings at the NGA.

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Sue Slack (New York, US)
Easter through Art at National Gallery

Very informative about the paintings and the artists