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Seeing the story: Children's activity

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By looking closely at paintings we can often discover a lot more than meets the eye. Artists had the ability to tell a story without using words. Instead they use hidden symbols and clues to pass on a message to the viewer.

See what clues you can find in some of the paintings from the Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein exhibition by clicking the Seeing the Story interactive.

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The Northern Renaissance

Over 100 works by the greatest Northern European artists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

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Follower of Marinus van Reymerswaele (c. 1490-c. 1567)

The Misers 1548-51