Building the Picture: the rave reviews are in!

Posted on 25 July 2014

Amanda Lillie's co-curated exhibition at the National Gallery has received widespread praise from the critics.

Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting has enjoyed wonderful reviews from The Wall Street JournalThe Guardian, The Observer, The Burlington Magazine and Apollo, among others.  Waldemar Januszczak, writing for The Sunday Times described it as 'clever and stimulating' and reported that he was absorbed by the catalogue (which is available online) for four hours after the exhibition.

Curated by Amanda Lillie of the History of Art department and Caroline Campbell, Curator of Italian Painting before 1500 at the National Gallery, with York PhD candidate Alasdair Flint, the exhibition runs until 21st September 2014.

There are five films which form part of the exhibition, offering a modern view on imagined architecture and exploring how the modern arts of design mirror those of Italian Renaissance painters.  These are available to watch online, and below Amanda Lillie takes us round the exhibition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3m3aaQf5KM&list=UU4oFqK01f4STG5UJ72JAbdw