Donatello. Lamentation over the dead Christ, 1455-60. Bronze relief sculpture. V&A London. Photograph: Sailko. GNU Free Documentation Licence.

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Exploring Donatello

  • Wednesday 22 March 2023
    (5-6pm --- NB: Booking closes 48 hours before the event.)
  • Lecturer: Dr Paula Nuttall

Donatello’s creativity and versatility knew no bounds, whether expressing character and emotion, telling a dramatic story, exploring the depiction of space or exploiting the potential of a hugely diverse range of media.  This lecture, complementing the V&A exhibition Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance, looks at a selection of his masterpieces including the bronze David, the Judith and Holofernes and the St George.


Dr Paula Nuttall is an art historian specialising in the Renaissance, with a particular interest in artistic relations between Italy and the Netherlands. She has published widely on this topic, and has contributed to major exhibitions, including Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution (Ghent, 2020). Former Course Director of the V&A Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course and Associate Lecturer at The Courtauld, she lectures for the V&A, London Art History Society and the Arts Society.

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