A new series of free talks starts at the National Gallery this week, giving visitors a chance to learn more about some of art’s greatest names.
Every Wednesday two 15 minutes talks will take place during lunchtime with a further Friday evenings event being held one a month.
The talks are being pitched as ideal for any one who has “always wanted to know more about art” but lacked time or cash for more formal lessons.
WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME TALKS
6 April & 4 May: Durer (1pm); Jan de Beer (1.30pm)
13 April & 11 May: Michelangelo (1pm); Raphael (1.30pm)
20 April & 18 May: Poussin (1pm); Bridget Riley (1.30pm)
27 April & 25 May: Delaroche (1pm); Monet (1.30pm)
1 June: Constable (1pm); Turner (1.30pm)
8 June & 6 July: Hobbema (1pm); Van Gogh (1.30pm)
15 June & 13 July: Caravaggio (1pm); Guido Reni (1.30pm)
22 June & 20 July: Botticelli (1pm); Filippino Lippi (1.30pm)
29 June & 27 July: Poussin (1pm); Claude (1.30pm)
22 April: Frans Hals (6pm) Robert Henri (6.30pm)
6 May: Monet (6pm), George Bellows (6.30pm)
3 June: Botticelli (6pm), Filippino Lippi (6.30pm
15 July: Caravaggio (6pm), Guido Reni (6.30pm)