Heaven on earth: T. J. Clark and Caroline Campbell in conversation

Friday 24 May, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

T. J. Clark and Caroline Campbell

£12/£10 conc./£8 Members & Patrons/£5 students

Art historian T. J. Clark discusses paintings of heaven and the life to come, with Caroline Campbell, Director of Collections and Research

How have artists such as Bruegel, Poussin, and Veronese given very different forms to the idea of the earthbound world giving way to another, better one?


T.J. Clark is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books including 'The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers'and 'Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism'. His latest book is 'Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come', published by Thames & Hudson.

Caroline Campbell is Director of Collections and Research at the National Gallery. She’s a specialist in Italian Renaissance painting, but her interests range from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. Her exhibitions at the National Gallery have included Mantegna and Bellini, Building the Picture, and Duccio: Caro.

Image above: Detail from Paolo Veronese, The Dream of Saint Helena, about 1570