SAW - A Queen's Picture: Guido Reni’s "Two Bachhantes"
Flavio Gianassi, Director of Moretti Fine Art, will discuss with you this fascinating painting - commissioned in 1637 by Henrietta Maria de Bourbon, wife of King Charles I, for the ceiling of her bedchamber in the Queen's House in Greenwich. The commission took on notable importance being as it was at the centre of diplomatic relations between Rome and London. It formed part of the Vatican's attempt to bring a "heretic" England back into the bosom of the Catholic Church.
Slow Art Workshop – SAW – is to give people of any age curious about any kind of art the opportunity of looking at it and, more importantly, handling it, within a small group led by a specialist dealer or curator. These workshops are not talks, or master classes for aficionados, but environments in which anyone can engage with objects first hand, look, think and ask questions. They are as much about passion and pleasure as knowledge; offering a gentle reminder that there is more out there than contemporary art.
As numbers are limited to all events, we ask that you register your interest and we will contact you, via email, to confirm your place. Since this event is free and on a first come first serve basis, we will make every effort to reserve you a place or find you an alternative event.
27 June 2017
MORETTI FINE ART LTD
2a-6 Ryder Street