Julia Margaret Cameron. Daughters of Jerusalem, 1865. The Met, New York. Creative Commons Zero CC0.


Sacred Art and Women’s Visions: Julia Margaret Cameron and Paula Rego as Modern Interpreters of Renaissance Art

  • Monday 20 November 2023
    (6pm following the Society's AGM at 5pm)
  • The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
  • Lecturer: Revd Dr Ayla Lepine

Julia Margaret Cameron produced a series of photographs in the 1860s with titles such as ‘After Perugino’ and ‘After Raphael’. During her residency at the National Gallery, Paula Rego produced monumental work inspired by Crivelli. By placing these artists in dialogue, two women’s visions of Renaissance art will be revealed in new ways. A joint ticket will be issued for this lecture and the AGM.


Revd Dr Ayla Lepine is Associate Rector at St James’s, Piccadilly, London. She was the 2021-22 Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery where she was curator for Fruits of the Spirit: Art from the Heart. She publishes and lectures widely on theology’s relationships with art history.

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