The art of Lotto as a window into private spirituality

Monday 12 November, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Deborah Howard

Admission free, donations welcome

How did Lotto express the mysteries of Christian spirituality in his paintings?

Unexpected iconography, lighting, or composition, as well as the inclusion of sacred objects highlighted the innovatory religious dimension in Lotto's art. Join us as we look at some of his most intimate works intended for domestic contexts, where they could serve as windows into private prayer and meditation.

Deborah Howard is Professor Emerita of Architectural History in the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Image above: Detail from Lorenzo Lotto, Portrait of a Woman inspired by Lucretia, about 1530–2