This talk takes place in the Headley Lecture Theatre

And online on Zoom

Booking is required

With Juliet Heslewood, author and art historian

Themes such as ‘Love’ or ‘Hate’ have certain motifs or means of expression that are immediately recognisable.

Portraiture often conveys artists’ attitudes towards their sitters. To portray friendship is less evident.

This talk presents works by artists of their close friends and includes anecdotes about their friendships.

We Three, friendship picture by Phillip Otto Runge, 1804-5, depicting the artist, his wife and his brother, typical of the Romantic era

We Three, 1804-5. Friendship picture of the Romantic era by Phillipp Otto Runge, depicting the artist, his wife and brother.

© Hamburger Kunsthalle Museum


The event will take place online and in-person at the Ashmolean.

This event has now taken place.