Examine the detail in any Pre Raphaelite painting and almost inevitably you will find a symbol, which could add meaning to your understanding of the work. What is the hidden meaning of the butterfly on the cloak of Millais' Blind Girl? Dragons and peonies are plentiful in Chinese ceramic, but what do they signify?

Over centuries, artists have used the hidden language of symbolism to enrich their designs and intentions. In this talk Christine Moosavi will start to undo the secrecy of this language.

This online lecture will be delivered via Zoom. Once you have signed up to the lecture, a unique invite will be sent for an online Zoom webinar, along with instructions of how to log on.

Pre-booking is essential. Book tickets online - ticket sales end at 12noon on the day of the event.

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