Clothing the body and composing the picture, from Bellini to Lotto

Monday 19 November, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Paul Hills

Admission free, donations welcome

Giovanni Bellini founded his style upon the simplicity of the Byzantine. Body and drapery work together to compose the picture. Lorenzo Lotto, with his keen eye for contemporary dress, fashioned a new synthesis

Paul Hills from the Courtauld Institute, explores the different approaches of these two painters.

Paul Hills is Professor Emeritus at the Courtauld Institute

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 Giovanni della Volta with his Wife and Children, completed 1547