Portrait of a Man with a Skull, Frans Hals, c. 1610-14. Image courtesy The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
Explore how artists have tackled the subject of life and death in paintings of all periods throughout the Barber Institute’s collection. You'll discover hidden symbolic references and links to science in this eye-opening 30-minute gallery Taster Tour .
This event is presented as part of Arts & Science Festival 2014, a week long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus. For details of the full programme, visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/artsandsciencefestival.