1920px-Venus and Mars National Gallery

In Conversation: The Botticelli Code

Wednesday 10th June 6pm

Join Siân Walters and Peter Cassidy in a live, interactive discussion as we explore Botticelli’s Venus and Mars with reference to two of his other greatest masterpieces,The Birth of Venus and Primavera.

All three works appear to be relatively straightforward paintings but on closer inspection are full of strange symbols and unanswered questions. The paintings are not signed or dated and we have no definitive record of why they were created. How can we identify the characters and what can the symbols and clues within each work reveal about their meaning, function and patronage? Together we will examine the history and iconography of these intriguing and ever-popular Italian masterpieces.

The interview will use Zoom Meetings (rather than Webinars) allowing you to participate and ask questions throughout this informal discussion.

This is a live-streamed talk at 6.00pm BST (British Summer Time).  Tune in from anywhere in the world to watch or enjoy a recorded version of the lecture which can be accessed for up to 24 hours afterwards. it will last approximately one hour.

 

Further Information

Participation

1. BOOK.

Click on the gold “Book This Course/Event” button on the right hand side now, fill in the online booking form and pay online. Please use a UK account/card (if you are paying using a non-UK account/card please email us to arrange alternative payment methods). You will be notified automatically by email once your booking has been accepted.

2. DOWNLOAD

Download ZOOM once you have booked - please print/download the instructions in this downloadable link and read them carefully. 

3. REGISTER

You will receive an email at least 24 hours before the lecture asking you to register.** This is a privacy function enabling only registered participants to attend. After registering you will immediately receive the log in link to the lecture.

** Please note that these details are sent out in office hours, so if you book on a weekend you may not receive them until Monday. You must register with the same name that you have booked under and at least 45 minutes before the lecture begins, otherwise you may not be able to watch. If you have not received your email confirmations, please check your ‘deleted items' and 'junk mail' folders.

4. JOIN

Join the lecture at least ten minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.

If you are not able to watch the lecture at the time it is live-streamed, you can still book online, as above. You will be contacted after the lecture has been broadcast with instructions on how to access the recorded lecture, for up to 24 hours afterwards.

Bookings close the day before the lecture is streamed.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each lecture that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the lecture link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don't worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you the recorded lecture link.

ACTION REQUIRED BEFORE MAY 30:
On April 27 Zoom released Zoom 5.0. This new version provides increased protection for meeting data and resistance against tampering. After May 30 all Zoom users with older versions will be required to update the Zoom app before joining meetings.  Do ensure you have upgraded your Zoom to the 5.0 version - it's very easy to do. zoom.com/download

Image - Botticelli, Venus and Mars, © The National Gallery London

Highlights

  • Online, live discussion
  • Informal interview with audience participation
  • Viewable from anywhere in the world
  • Live Q&A afterwards

Practicalities

Booking

Booking is now closed.

If you have any questions regarding the course or booking please send us an email or
call on +44 (0)1932 267322

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