9 May 2008
Dr Susan Foister, National Gallery, examines the role of the court portraitist as played by Lucas Cranach the Elder in Saxony and Hans Holbein the Younger in London.
16 May 2008
Acclaimed Scottish artist Douglas Gordon, 1996 Turner Prize Winner, discusses Cranach’s influence on contemporary art and popular culture.
30 May 2008
Cranach went as far as Matisse towards confusing, or identifying, beauty with sexiness, and perhaps further towards using paint’s affinity with flesh to make the connection.
FREE LUNCHTIME LECTURES
Reynolds Room; 1–2pm; meet at De Grey Court at 12.30pm; first come, first served
Monday 19 May
Dr Christian Weikop, University of Sussex
Monday 28 april
Dr Gunnar Heydenreich, Restoration Centre, Düsseldorf
RA Schools; 1.30–5.30pm; £50/£25 concessions (incl. exhibition entry & tea); plates & ink provided, all other materials required
Saturday 17 May
Peter Freeth RA leads this practical workshop in monotype printing, which takes place in part in the etching room of the RA Schools.