Wednesday Work of the Week The banquet of Cleopatra

Wed 20 Oct, 9.15am (AEDT)

Past program

This program takes place virtually

Levels: 3-8

Join an NGV Educator for a short and lively introduction to one work from the NGV Collection and exhibitions. To have your questions answered about the Wednesday Work of the Week send them in advance to [email protected].
The program recording will also be available to access online for booked participants.

The banquet of Cleopatra

The banquet of Cleopatra, c. 1743-44, portrays a contest between two of the most powerful rulers in the ancient world Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, and Marc Antony, a Roman general. Who wins? Discover this, and more, as we search for clues in one the most famous paintings in the National Gallery of Victoria.

Learning objectives

  • Recount the story of Cleopatra and Marc Antony using Tiepolo’s The banquet of Cleopatra
  • Discuss and analyse the ways in which Tiepolo has conveyed narrative, meaning, concepts and ideas in his work

Duration: 15 mins

Cost: Free

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