In the Venusberg

Discover the background to the Atkinson’s In the Venusberg by John Collier, painted in 1901. Collier’s interpretation of the Venusberg legend, made famous by Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser, is considered alongside representations of the same scene by other artists. In addition, there will be discussion of the extent to which Collier’s depiction of Venus reflects images of the goddess from ancient Greece and Rome

Talk by  Dr Gina Muskett


Part of our Object of the Month Programme

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

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