In this lecture, James Heard will focus on the Gallery’s intriguing Saint Luke painting the Virgin and Child, made in the workshop of Quinten Massys. What does this panel and other portrayals of Saint Luke at his easel tell us about the working conditions of early Flemish artists? What was their medium, how were their workshops organised and what was their status in society?
Heard will also consider the wider oeuvre of Massys, founder of the Antwerp school of painting.
Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.