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Author: Paula Nuttall (Director of Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course)
A masterpiece of late gothic painting presides in solitary splendour over one end of the Raphael Cartoon Courts, isolated from its medieval and early renaissance counterparts on the other side of the Museum: the St George altarpiece from Valencia. It is not only one of the V&A’s most important late medieval treasures, it is also one of the finest Spanish gothic altarpieces to survive,...
Author: Paula Nuttall (Director of Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course)
The V&A has the greatest collection of Italian renaissance maiolica in the world – over a thousand pieces in all. This dish from the Renaissance Galleries, displayed in a case devoted to objects connected with marriage and childbirth, is one of my favourites. Measuring almost 47 cm in diameter, it depicts a group of infants climbing a tree, picking and eating its fruit. On the upper...
Author: Alex Flowers (Team Leader Digital Programmes)
‘David Bowie is one in a million. He is a huge inspiration to me and a vast majority of the world. He has opened my mind to many new ideas and has shown us that anything is possible.’Dom Grimshaw © Victoria and Albert Museum, London I ended my last post by looking forward to the visit by the students of Ravens Wood School to the Museum. Since then, the exhibition ‘David...
Author: Paula Nuttall (Director of Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course)
If you’ve visited the Medieval and Renaissance galleries recently, you may have noticed that a familiar face is missing. The portrait bust of Giovanni Chellini by the Florentine sculptor Antonio Rossellino, usually to be seen in Room 64b at the end of the first floor galleries, is currently away at the exhibition ‘Florence and the Springtime of the Renaissance’ at the Palazzo...
Author: Paula Nuttall (Director of Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course)
With Easter in mind - though in the current cold weather it feels more like Christmas, only without the mince pies, carols and good cheer – this week I’ve chosen Martin Schongauer’s beautiful engraving of The Resurrection of Christ. It comes from roughly the same time and place as last week’s Christ on a Donkey, although intended for a more exclusive audience. Schongauer (...