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Artistic Interplay: a Workshop on 'Jan Gossaert's Renaissance'

Monday 21 March 2011, 4.00PM to 20:00

'Jan Gossaert's Renaissance' at the National Gallery highlights the striking, often startling interplay of artistic ideas in Gossaert's work, which draws on a remarkable range of source material: Italy, Germany and the Netherlands; antiquity, Gothic and Renaissance; paintings, drawings, prints, architecture and sculpture; nudes and drapery; mythology, religious subjects and portraiture (among others).  To complement the creative diversity in Gossaert's art, this semi-informal workshop will explore a range of perspectives on the exhibition, and we are especially interested in responses to Gossaert from those outside as well as inside the northern Renaissance field.

 The workshop will begin with three papers and discussion from northern Renaissance scholars/exhibition curators, reflecting on themes that have emerged from the Gossaert exhibition and from the small exhibition on an altarpiece attributed to Jan de Beer (in room 14 of the National Gallery; if possible, please visit this in advance as it will be closed at 6pm).  We will then move to a group discussion in front of the works in 'Jan Gossaert's Renaissance', led by specialists in Italian art and architecture.  We look forward to a lively interplay of conversation among all participants throughout the workshop.

 Timetable of Events

4:00: Tea

4:30-6:00: Papers and discussion:

 Susan Foister (National Gallery) on the display of the Gossaert exhibition in London and the significance of the Italian journey

 Jeanne Nuechterlein (University of York) on the potential impacts of Gossaert's work on Netherlandish audiences

Arturo Galansino (National Gallery) on the Jan de Beer exhibition (room 14)

 6:15-8:00: Group discussion in 'Jan Gossaert's Renaissance'

 Led by Amanda Lillie (University of York) with Charles Robertson (Oxford Brookes University) and David Hemsoll (University of Birmingham)


Attendance is free, but as numbers are strictly limited, please email if you would like to attend.  We invite participants with a diverse range of research interests, and we especially welcome postgraduate students.



Location: National Gallery, London Sainsbury Wing, conference room 1 (first floor)


Telephone: 01904 322965