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Lecture 2 - An Expressive Genius: Hugo van der Goes

Fri, May 21, 2021 · 11:00 AM · BST
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Like Memling, Van der Goes worked for distinguished local and foreign clients, including Charles the Bold of Burgundy, the Florentine banker Tommaso Portinari, and the Scottish cleric Edward Bonkil. Dazzlingly virtuosic, and monumentally conceived, works such as the Trinity Panels in Edinburgh, the Death of the Virgin in Bruges and the Portinari Triptych testify to his expressive skills and his genius as a designer. At the height of his career Hugo retired from the world to become a lay brother in the Rode Kloster near Brussels, and seems to have suffered bouts of melancholia and depression.

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Paula Nuttall is an art historian specialising in the Renaissance. She gained her PhD at the Courtauld Institute, on artistic relations between Flanders and Italy, a field in which she is an international authority. She began her lecturing career at the British Institute of Florence. Paula is Course Director of the V&A Medieval and Renaissance Year Course, and an Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld. She also lectures for the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS), the Royal Collection and the Art Fund. In 2013 she co-curated the exhibition Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting at the Huntington Art Collection in California and collaborated on the 2020 exhibition Van Eyck: an Optical Revolution at Ghent. Her numerous publications include From Flanders to Florence: the Impact of Netherlandish Painting, 1400-1500 (Yale University Press, 2004) and a chapter on the Northern Renaissance for the Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance.
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