Janina Ramirez joins Caroline Campbell to discuss some of the earliest paintings in our collection.
Together they consider the evolution of the Italian and Northern Renaissances.
Janina Ramirez is a cultural historian and TV presenter, based at Oxford University. She has published widely on medieval art and literature, and has taught and researched across a broad chronological sweep, covering everything from the sculptures of antiquity to post-modern architecture. She has worked on a number of documentaries for BBC4, including ‘Saints & Sinners: Britain’s Millennium of Monasteries’, ‘Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings’ and ‘Chivalry & Betrayal: The Hundred Years War’.
Caroline Campbell is the Gallery's Head of Collections and Research, and Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500. Caroline has curated and co-curated many exhibitions, including 'Bellini and the East' (2005–06), 'Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence' (2009); 'Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting' (2014) and 'Duccio/Caro: In Dialogue' (2015). She is curating the Mantegna and Bellini exhibition, opening later this year.