Picture Talk: Orpheus and Eurydice

Picture Talk: Orpheus and Eurydice

Every Friday, 3pm

Free with admission, booking not required


Discover more about the Collection in our weekly ten minute expert talks. Each week introduces a different work of art in the Gallery.


This week, join Curatorial Advisor Hilary Underwood as she discusses the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, a tragic couple destined to be torn apart. Watts' depiction of the myth is at the pinnacle moment of the tale, where Eurydice is about to be dragged back into hell, hear how Watts was intrigued by the subjects of love and death and how he sought to capture such a fleeting moment.