Scentscapes: Smelling belle époque paintings

17 Jul 2015

Regular hours

11:00 – 21:00

Cost of entry

Full £30 Concs £28

The National Gallery

England, United Kingdom


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Invoke your senses in this new multi-sensory workshop


If Degas’s 'After the Bath, Woman drying herself' was a perfume, what would it be? In this multisensory tour we experience French Impressionist and Symbolistpaintings through our sense of smell. Can the subject matter, colour, composition, and brushwork of a painting be mirrored in a modern or historic fragrance? And how can scents help us to explore themes such as beauty, sexuality, and metropolitan life?

Join perfume connoisseur Odette Toilette and Gallery educator Christina Bradstreet to both see and sniff the art of the belle époque.

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Start your weekend here. Join National Gallery experts for a glass of wine in the café followed by a talk. Present your ticket in the café after the event and receive a 25% discount on food.

Exhibiting artists

Edgar Degas

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