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Oedipus and the Annunciation

4 January 2007 by Billy

Dr Paul O'Keeffe in front of 'The Annunciation'

Audio downloads of the Lady Lever and Walker Art Galleries’ December artwork of the month talks are now online. At the Walker, Curator of British paintings Alex Kidson took a look at Henry Fuseli’s ‘The Death of Oedipus’ (mp3/transcript/links). Fuseli’s painting portrays a scene from the Sophocles play ‘Oedipus at Colonus’.At the Lady Lever, Dr Paul O’Keeffe gave a seasonal talk on ‘The Annunciation’ by Edward Burne-Jones (mp3/transcript/links). Paul discusses buying a bible and concordance, the connections between Eve and Mary, original sin, the V&A exhibition ‘Renaissance domestic life in Italy’, the model and her famous daughters, the history of the Grosvenor Gallery, Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Patience’, Oscar Wilde, William Morris and Clause 8 of the Trust deed of the Lady Lever collection.

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