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Bloomin’ Marvellous: An exploration of floral art through the centuries

Image of flowers of varying colours including pink roses against a grey/gold screen

Art history lecture series
Friday 24 June – Friday 15 July
10.15am - 12:15pm
£6 per lecture and £20 for the series

Artists have sought to capture the blooms of nature in all their beauty and decay from earliest times. This art form continues to inspire artists today. Inspired by an exhibition of works by members of the Northampton Botanical Arts Society at Abington Park Museum and following on from last summer’s very popular series on gardens in art, join us for this, our second series of art history lectures in conjunction with Abington Park Museum. Come and explore the changing meaning and use of floral depictions from the Middle Ages to modernity.

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The Rose and the Lily: Flowers in Medieval and Renaissance Art
Friday 24 June
Speaker: Dr. Miriam Gill
Artwork: Jan Mertens  – The Virgin and Child with Saint Catherine of Alexandria

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A Bouquet of allegories
Friday 1 July
Speaker: Dr Miriam Gill
Artwork: Juriaen van Streeck – Still Life

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Fantastic garland: Flowers and meaning in the 19th century
Friday 8 July
Speaker: Dr Conny Bailey
Artwork: Nellie Abbott – Violets or primroses

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The floral avantgarde
Friday 15 July
Speaker: Dr Ellie Pridgeon
Artwork: Maria Auxiliadora da Silva – Flores no campo

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