Image of the Black in London Galleries
There is a black presence in many of the works in our national collections.
That presence takes many different forms; blacks are depicted as kings, as slaves, as servants, as saints and sometime just as people.
In the Black Presence Tours each piece is considered from two distinct viewpoints. First as work of art in its own right in the national collection, beginning by looking at its genre, its artist and their technique and how they together inform the composition. Then secondly revealing the black presence and what it meant at
the time the picture was painted. Each tour will be one hour thirty minutes.
There are three Black Presence tours:
- The Black Presence in the National Gallery
- The Black Presence in the Victoria & Albert Museum
- The Black Presence in Tate Britain
Our first succesfull series has now ended. Further dates to be confirmed asap.
Please email us if you would like to book a group visit (3+ people). £50 for a group up to 4, or £100 for a group up to 10
Delivered by Michael Ohajuru, retired physicist, and art historian with a special interest in and knowledge of the Black Presence in Renaissance Europe.
NB price per session