Palaces & Castles

One’s home is one’s castle”, or so the saying goes. In some cases, this is actually true. Come and join me, virtually, as we look at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Versailles and its gardens. We will enjoy some highlights of their massive collections that so appealed to those that lived within each building. The history of each of these incredible buildings is documented by the architecture and the works of art that were created or bought for these castle/palaces. Their collections cover art/architecture from early history to the present day. Within these buildings, works by the following artists include: Bernini, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Vigee-Lebrun, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Graham Sutherland, and Lucian Freud. Let us explore these castle/palaces and imagine what it was like to call them your home.


Susan Moffatt has degrees from The University of Winnipeg and The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, England. Over the years, she has taught a creative span of art history courses, that include The Art Survey through African, Contemporary, both Dutch and Italian Renaissance, Art Between the Wars, Manitoba and Canadian Art, Prehistoric Art, Impressionism, Art Nouveau/Art Deco, and others. Her other interests include heritage buildings. She is a member of the Friends of Dalnavert Board and has been associated with Dalnavert since its inception as a museum in 1974. She has also worked for the University of Manitoba (School of Art), the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Manitoba Museum.

Palaces & Castles Part I

Palaces & Castles Part II

Palaces & Castles Part III

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