Christiana Herringham: vanguard of the tempera revival
At the end of the 19th century, a group of artists sought a return to tempera, the medium that was used before oil paints. They aimed to emulate the beauty and ‘purity’ of works painted by Botticelli and the other artists of the early Renaissance. Join PhD student and co-curator, Michaela Jones, to discover how Herringham spearheaded this movement though her work as an art writer, artist, and founder of the Society of Painters in Tempera.
Admission free but booking is essential.
Smeralda Bandinelli (after Botticelli) by Christiana Herringham