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Mantegna and Bellini
Paula Nuttall Thursday 28 February 2019

Please note that this lecture will take place in Salisbury Hall.

Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini were brothers-in-law and among the most celebrated painters of their day. While Mantegna's Paduan origins and subsequent career at the Gonzaga court in Mantua fuelled his interest in classical antiquity, Bellini's Venetian background conditioned his feeling for colour and light. This lecture explores the intriguing artistic relationship of these two renaissance giants, often seen in contrast to one another, but who in fact shared much common ground. This lecture will complement and elaborate on the National Gallery exhibition of the works of Mantegna and Bellini on display from October 2018 to 27th January 2019.

Paula Nuttall is Director of the Victoria and Albert Medieval & Renaissance Year course. She is author of From Flanders to Florence: the Impact of Netherlandish Painting 1400-1500 (Yale, 2004). She was a member of the Scientific Committee for the exhibition Firenze e gli antichi Paesi Bassi at the Pitti Palace, Florence (2008), and co-curated the exhibition Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting at the Huntington Art Collection, San Marino, California (2013). She also lectures for the Courtauld Institute, Christie's Education, the Art Fund and the National Gallery. She was formerly lecturer at the British Institute of Florence.