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9 July 2019
1.15–2.30pm
Full price: £10

Talks & Courses

Orleans House Gallery
Riverside
Twickenham
TW1 3DJ

Grottos
A journey into the mystical

Architectural Capriccio with Roman Ruins, Fred Fordham 2017
Architectural Capriccio with Roman Ruins, Fred Fordham 2017

9 July 2019
1.15–2.30pm
Full price: £10

Talks & Courses

Orleans House Gallery
Riverside
Twickenham
TW1 3DJ

The use of natural grottos since Ancient Greece has been intimately intertwined with the religious mystical experience. Such experience was aroused by the unique, spellbinding natural characteristics of these spaces. These enrapturing caves, witnesses to the caprices of tidal waters and playful springs, were associated with nymphs, minor divinities of nature thought to live nearby water.

Join Art Historian and Artist Florencia Nannetti  for a fascinating talk that will unearth many of the mysteries that lay within ancient grottos, and explore how contemporary artists have engaged in creative recreations of these natural wonders.