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A day tour in the National Gallery. Room with a View: Domestic Art in Fifte...

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WC2N 5DN

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The rooms dedicated to Netherlandish paintings of the fifteenth century at the National Gallery display some of the most outstanding examples of religious scenes set in domestic interiors. This innovative genre of religious subjects in a secular setting was specifically meant for domestic use and worship in the privacy of the home. These domestic scenes are invariably showing distant but detailed landscapes or cityscapes through a window. Like other experimentation in Netherlandish art, this new compositional device gives the perspective a new form of illusionism but also demonstrate a growing interest in secular elements such as landscapes, still-lives and domestic details almost taking over the religious imagery of the compositions.

In this tour, we explore this early representation of domestic art by looking at the works of some of the best artists of the Northern Renaissance, Robert Campin, Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling and Dirk Bouts. We question how these artists’ vision and techniques succeeded to a whole new approach to fifteenth-century devotional art, ethereal and intimate, sacred and secular sharing a same pictorial space. We will discuss how the viewer was able to relate to these religious scenes on a more personal level.

The price includes the services of your lecturer, two tea/coffee breaks

Your Tour Lecturer - Veronique Biddell

Born and brought up in Paris, Veronique graduated from the Ecole du Louvre, where she specialised in Greek Archaeology. Selected for the Graduate Trainee Program at Sotheby’s in London, she worked for over a decade as an expert in 19th Century European Paintings and Watercolours as a Deputy Director. Since, she has been working freelance for a London publisher, and is a language teacher in the public sector. Veronique graduated with a Master’s Degree in History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her recent research has focused on the Early Renaissance in Northern Europe, in particular the changing attitudes to death, represented in popular monumental sculpted entombment groups of the 15th century.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This tour is most suitable for those aged 16+

What can I bring into the event?

There is a cloakroom at the National Gallery to leave coats and small bags.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please, email enquiries@toursinlondon.co.uk

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