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Exhibition tour: Gustave Moreau

Thur 16 July & Fri 11 Sep 2020


Free with house and grounds admission
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Join exhibition curator Juliet Carey for a special tour of Gustave Moreau: The Fables, the first time in over a century that these masterpieces have been on public display.

Moreau’s series illustrates the fables of Jean de La Fontaine including many stories more familiar to British audiences from the tales of Aesop. Explore Moreau’s animals, drawn from life or behaving like humans; learn about Moreau and Symbolism and find visual references to other artists, from Leonardo and Cranach to Burne-Jones; study his sophisticated narrative techniques and the taste for watercolour in 19th-century Paris.

Meet at the Main Door.