Seven Objects, Seven Days Lunchtime Talks

30 November - 7 December 2018

This exhibition presents seven spectacular medieval objects over the seven days of London Art Week's 2018 winter edition. From 1.15-1.30pm each day we will hold a fifteen minute lunchtime talk at the gallery, focusing on a new object every day. All seven objects, together encompassing the genres of metalwork, sculpture, painting, manuscript illumination and textiles, will be united by the theme of design.

November 30th       From Iron to Cloth: Sharing design ideas in the Middle Ages.

December 2nd        Designing Gothic Cathedrals: The birth of English gothic architecture at Canterbury.

December 3rd        Designing a Medieval Manuscript: A Book of Hours from Paris.

December 4th        Designing an Icon: How Italian religious images evolved over three centuries.

December 5th        Fashioning the Home: Lavish decoration for the domestic interior.

December 6th        Designing Marriage Gifts: Humour, romance, and private messages of two medieval wedding presents.

December 7th        Medieval Design and the Modern Age: the birth of interest in Europe's glorious past during the 19th century.

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Sam Fogg
Art of the Middle Ages