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Short talk - Christ as a Gardener by Rembrandt

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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
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Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

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  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Thursday, 9 Jul 2015
  • 12:00 and 15:00
  • Free with exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass

Join Desmond Shawe- Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, as he discusses Rembrandt's Christ as a gardener, which depicts Mary Magdalen's encounter with the risen Christ and follows St John's Gospel with imaginative fidelity. The facts recounted in the text - the light of the dawn and the turn of Mary's head - become significant gestures and symbols. For a moment Mary mistook Christ for a gardener; but what can be the significance of Christ's sun-hat and spade?