4th September 2024 – Donatello: Renaissance Genius

Wednesday 4th September 2024

Donatello: Renaissance Genius

Lecturer: Paula Nuttall

Donatello is one of the artistic giants of the Italian Renaissance. Arguably the greatest sculptor of all time, working in a range of media, he pioneered the new style of sculpture that emerged in Florence around 1400. This lecture will outline his career working for patrons in Florence, Siena and Padua.

St George, for Orsanmichele

Paula is a specialist in Italian and Northern European Renaissance art and has published widely, notably From Flanders to Florence: The Impact of Netherlandish Painting 1400-1500 (Yale, 2004). She has collaborated on major exhibitions, including Jan Eyck: an Optical Revolution (Ghent, 2020), is a former Director of the V&A Medieval and Renaissance Year course, and a lecturer at both the Courtauld Institute and the British Institute of Florence.

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