What’s on

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

Talks & Courses

Orleans House Gallery
Riverside
Twickenham
TW1 3DJ

The Imagined Grotto
Grottos in literature, painting and film

Pan's Labyrinth 2006
Pan's Labyrinth 2006

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

Talks & Courses

Orleans House Gallery
Riverside
Twickenham
TW1 3DJ

A hiding space for the prosecuted, a spot for magical powers to unravel, the resting place of a cursed treasure and much more.

Grottos have permeated the imagination beyond the garden, making their way to become a fundamental element in the visual arts, including paintings, illustrations, popular movies, and renowned writings.

This talk, delivered by Art Historian and Artist Florencia Nannetti explores the multiple representations of grottos and the many ingenious ways in which these natural caves have provided the perfect setting for a myriad of stories.