taking shape: italian altarpieces before 1500


Symposium


Friday 8 July 2011

10.00 – 16.30, Research Forum South Room, (with registration from 9.30)

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

and The National Gallery Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN



Francesco BotticiniFrancesco Botticini, Detail from The Assumption of the Virgin Altarpiece, probably about 1475-6, tempera on wood, National Gallery, London


Speaker(s): Caroline Campbell, The Courtauld Gallery, Joanna Cannon (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Caroline Elam (independent scholar), Christa Gardner von Teuffel (University of Warwick), Dillian Gordon (formerly The National Gallery, London), Jim Harris (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Amanda Lillie (University of York), Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Nathaniel Silver (UCL/Frick Collection), Alison Wright (UCL)

Ticket/entry details: FULLY BOOKED
Organised by: Organised by Amanda Lillie (University of York), Francesco Lucchini (The Courtauld Institute of Art/University of Warwick), Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Jennifer Sliwka (The National Gallery, London) and Alison Wright (UCL)


Further information: To mark the opening of the exhibition Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces before 1500, the Renaissance Consortium and the Material Life of Things Project of The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, in collaboration with the National Gallery, UCL and the University of York, are hosting an informal study day and symposium dedicated to the subject of late medieval and renaissance Italian altarpieces. The morning is given over to papers on the subject of ‘Altarpieces and Fragments’, while discussion and talks in the afternoon will focus on a single work, Francesco Botticini’s altarpiece of the Assumption of the Virgin painted for Matteo Palmieri.


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