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Dressed in Gold


In addition to creating richly textured backgrounds and gilded frames, gold can also feature in the clothing and accessories of the sitter; in jewellery, crowns, sumptuous fabrics and other luxurious objects. Join experts from the National Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum to explore how artists such as Rembrandt, Bellini, Moroni and Van Dyck have portrayed sitters dressed in gold to convey their power, wealth, and more.

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