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TALES FROM HISTORY

History subjects from the Bible and classical mythology, in Dutch prints and drawings, feature in this display to complement Pride and Persecution.

Focusing on some rarely shown prints and drawings by Rembrandt and his pupils, it also includes etchings by Dutch masters after paintings by Adam Elsheimer, whose work was an important influence on Rembrandt. Subjects range from the humour of Latona and the Lycian Peasants to the gravity of the Death of the Virgin, via the high drama of the Fall of Icarus.

 

Header & box image: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, The Parting of David and Johnathan, c.1632/3 © The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

GALLERY CHANGES

Monday 20 November - mid-January

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Richard Jenkinson PhD Performance Recital

Wednesday 13 December, 1pm

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NAUM GABO (1890-1977)

The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams

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Hodler’s ‘The Woodcutter’ on display at the Barber

Until 25 February 2018

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