The Black King Tour – The Epiphany At The National Gallery

Sunday 8th January 2023

Celebrate The Epiphany what was once one of the greatest holy days in the Christian calendar online with works from the National Gallery

 

Now in its fifth year and live in person, in the National Gallery

Celebrate The Epiphany what was once one of the greatest holy days in the Christian calendar at the National Gallery

  • Why is there the image of the Black African King to be found in English churches ?
  • What is a Black king doing in Renaissance Adoration paintings when no Black king visited Europe during the period ?
  • Why is January 6th as important as December 25th in some European countries but goes un-noticed in England ?

The Black King Tour gives the answers.

Epiphany (proper noun) Ecclesiastical

The festival commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles in the persons of the Three Kings; observed on Jan. 6th, the 12th day after Christmas. (Matthew 2.1-12)

ephipany (common noun) Secular

1. a moment when you suddenly feel that you understand, or suddenly become conscious of, something that is very important to you

2. powerful religious experience

Our Spirits, Scars and Creativity have left marks and reminders across Europe and only our own, will bring those histories forward to be pointed out and remembered. Dee Lawrence Visual Artist

The Black King Tour is presented by Image of the Black in London Galleries in partnership with Black History Walks.

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