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The lily: Carol Klein and Jennifer Sliwka in conversation

4 Dec 2015

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 21:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£7/£6 concession/£5 Members

The National Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

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Join BBC Gardeners' World expert Carol Klein and National Gallery curator Jennifer Sliwka to discuss symbolism and depiction in art.

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In Botticini's Assumption of the Virgin, the Apostles marvel at the tomb of the Virgin, which is overflowing with white lilies, while above, Christ receives her into the highest circle of Heaven.

BBC Gardeners' World expert Carol Klein reflects on the lily, tracing its history from botanical specimen to cultural emblem, and discussing its symbolism and depiction in art with Jennifer Sliwka, curator of Visions of Paradise.

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Exhibiting artists

Botticini

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