Art History Talk: The Secret Language of Flowers in Art

Art History Talk – Consider the Lilies: The Secret Language of Flowers in Art

Thursday 18th April 2024

Timings: 2.00pm for the Lecture, followed by Tea & Cake in the Pavilion Gallery at 3pm (doors open from 1.45pm)

Venue: Penarth Pier Pavilion

Ticket/s: £15.50per person (+ booking fee). Ticket price includes Tea & Cake

Join acclaimed art history lecturer, Stella Grace Lyons for this fascinating glimpse into the secret language of flowers in art.

Over the centuries artists have painted flowers not just for their vibrant colours and intrinsic beauty but for their hidden meanings.

Flowers have been used in paintings to illuminate divine mysteries and communicate messages from love and desire to innocence, purity and even death.

‘Without sacrificing scholarship, Stella Grace Lyons has a most engaging way of hooking an audience into sharing her passionate interest in art history, drawing three dimensional human stories and experiences from the two-dimensional canvas’

– Maev Kennedy, Guardian Arts Correspondent

This talk explores the symbolism of flowers in art and how it has evolved over the years.

We will look at a range of paintings, with a particular focus on works from the Renaissance period and the 19th Century.

Following the talk, please stay for tea and delicious homemade cake, served in our beautiful Gallery.


Apr 18 2024


2:00 pm




Penarth Pier Pavilion
Penarth Pier Pavilion


Penarth Pier Pavilion