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York Art Gallery hosts Making a Masterpiece exhibition, co-curated by Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein

Posted on 20 December 2019

The imagination, science and sublime skill behind the creation of an iconic artwork is the focus of the major new exhibition.

Workshop of Dieric Bouts, St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, late 15th century, Oil on canvas; ©The Bowes Museum.

Open until 26 January, the exhibition takes its inspiration from a late 15th-century painting by the Dieric Bouts workshop, Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, on loan from the Bowes Museum. This vibrant painting thematises artistic creation as both divine inspiration and study of the world, and sparks three interconnected themes exploring how artists create images, ranging in time period from the northern Renaissance to the present day.

The displays – featuring significant loans from a wide range of national and regional collections, works drawn from York Art Gallery’s own rich collection as well as new commissions – will consider how artists make images both materially and conceptually, and how they project ideas about their practices back out to the world.

The exhibition is co-curated by Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

For further details, please visit the exhibition website.