Advent 2018 Art Pilgrimage to the National Gallery

On Saturday 15th December a group of us from St. Anselm's and North Lambeth Deanery area were guided through an appreciation of a range of paintings (a Nativity scene, an Adoration of the Kings and a mysterious snowy landscape) by Caroline Campbell, Director of Collections and Research.  It was prayerful and enriching in ways we had not expected; from looking at how the baby Jesus and Mary are depicted by two different artists to the details of a little dog gnawing on a bone, the velvet and fur of a king's robe, to a winter sunset.  As one of the group said afterwards "For me it was a totally new way of looking at pictures". 

The Adoration of the Kings by Jan Gossaert

The Adoration of the Kings by Jan Gossaert