From 9th May - Dean Castle, Kilmarnock
Using Dean Castle's internationally renowned collections of early musical instruments, arms & armour and tapestries, this new exhibition looks at a time when art in Europe reflected a range of religious images, as well as folklore and mythological creatures.
During the period known as the renaissance, Europe turned its back on the darkness and superstition of the middle-ages whilst recapturing the thought and vision of ancient Greek and Roman civilisation. The art of the Renaissance explored an unseen world of unearthly beings beyond our day-to-day existence and many of the objects on show here feature angels, strange plants and other mysterious creatures.
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