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The Renaissance of the North: The Art of Portraiture Tour

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The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square

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WC2N 5DN

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In the National Gallery, portraiture in fifteenth century Netherlandish Art includes a majority of donors’ portraits in altarpieces and portrait diptychs (some independent portraits were originally designed to form part of a portrait diptych, adjacent to a religious image).

A new rising class of rich merchants, bankers and intellectuals were based in key trading centres such as Bruges and Antwerp which were at the heart of European culture under the ruling of the Burgundian Court. With this shift in social status, the successful middle-class was able to commission portraits that had been until then more exclusively available to the Court and its circle.

Jan van Eyck was one of the first painters to depict this growing social diversity. With the use of oil painting, likeness in portraits developed into a very popular genre. How were these portraits conceived, viewed and understood in Northern Europe? What happened in Italy at the same time? In this talk, we discuss how portraiture is one of the greatest achievements of Renaissance art by exploring some of the most iconic portraits of the Northern Renaissance.

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

Your Tour Guide - 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.


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

The tour is suited for those aged 16+

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The National Gallery is in Trafalgar Square with ample bus, tube and train stations nearby. Parking for cars is available in the fee-paying car parks in the area.

What can I bring into the event?

The National Gallery has a facility where coats and small bags can be kept. It is advisable not to carry too much as tour guests will be walking or standing for up to 1 hour at a time.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email enquiries@toursinlondon.co.uk

What's the refund policy?

A full refund is available seven days before the tour date. No refund is available after that.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is not necessary to bring a printed ticket for this tour.

Can I update my registration information

Yes, that is possible.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

It may be transferred to another person or a future tour. Please email enquiries@toursinlondon.co.uk with your request.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, it is.

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The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square

London

WC2N 5DN

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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