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THE PAINTER'S MENAGERIE: Animal Art in the National Gallery

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WC2N 5DN

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From the hand-daubed wonders of Palaeolithic cave painting to the pampered lapdogs of the Renaissance, from the private menagerie of King Philip V of Spain to Rubens’ Lion-Hunts or the armoured Rhinoceros of Durer Animals have featured in our paintings, as well as our legends and fables, since long before the dawning of Western Art.

Join London Drawing Group as we step inside our favourite treasure trove of art, the National Gallery in London, for a day of exploring the paths of our furry, feathered, scaly and amphibious friends, and the roles that they play in paintings.

Expect Elephants, Peacocks, Lions and Leopards, images of Eden and the amazing furry, feathered and scaly stories behind some of London’s most iconic paintings.

The morning will be made up of a guided tour of the gallery with the afternoon devoted to a curated series of drawing exercises that aim to help you understand and engage with these paintings and stories in new and creative ways, focusing on helping you improve your depictions of animals!



Now in their second year, London Drawing Group’s ‘Drawing Tours’ are a fantastic series of workshops designed to help both professional artists and complete beginners experience the joys of the London galleries and museums in a new way.

Through our subject-specific guided tours you will draw from the surprising histories and personal stories behind well-known works housed in London’s most iconic buildings, and through the expertise and guidance of our tutors, experience the paintings in a totally different light.

**Please remember to bring a sketchbook and pencils etc or a drawing board and sheets of loose paper if you prefer. Meet at the information desk inside the Sainsbury Wing Entrance (to the right hand side of the main National Gallery) at 10:45am. There will be a break for lunch and the session will finish at 4:30pm**

Please note that this is an internal tour run by London Drawing Group, and if you are late gallery staff will not be able to direct you, latecomers on the day should refer to their information pack received via email for their tutor’s contact details.

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Trafalgar Square

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WC2N 5DN

United Kingdom

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