Short Course: Gods and Heroes

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Saturday 22 July | 10.30am - 4.30pm
Adult £30.00 | Concession £27.00
Queen's House
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Uncover the allure that the gods and heroes of the Classical World had on artists of the 17 and 18 centuries.

Why was James II as Duke of York in the guise of Mars? How were the Labours of Hercules and Jason used symbolically in the 18th century? How did the classical statues seen on the Grand Tour influence artists like Reynolds on their return to Britain? 

On this one day short course, explore the world-class art of the Queen's House and uncover the allure of the gods and heroes of the Classical World on the artists working centuries later.