'Building the Picture' co-curated by Amanda Lillie with PhD candidate Alasdair Flint opens today at the National Gallery

Posted on 30 April 2014

The exhibition focusses on the importance of the architectural setting in Renaissance paintings, demonstrating that the buildings often have a crucial role to play themselves and are not merely a backdrop.

Sebastiano del Piombo, Judgment of Solomon. Kingston Lacy, The Bankes Collection (National Trust) © National Trust Images /Derrick E. Witty

'Building the Picture' has grown out of a research partnership between the University of York and the National Gallery. Amanda worked with Caroline Campbell, Curator of Italian Painting before 1500 at the National Gallery, and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) collaborative doctoral student Alasdair Flint. 

The exhibition runs from 30 April until 21 September 2014 in the Sunley Room on the main floor of the National Gallery. Admission is free.

Read the review in the Guardian.

View the online catalogue.