A view into the Northern Renaissance: Introduction: van Eyck and oil painting

Date and time

Monday 31 July, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

James Heard


Admission free

Ahead of our series of gallery lunchtime lectures exploring the Renaissance in the North of Europe,  art historian James Heard examines the concept of the Northern Renaissance and in particular, the influence of Jan van Eyck.

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 Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait, 1434