Lunchtime Lecture: Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance

This talk is part of the V&A Academy Lunchtime Lecture Series. No booking is required.

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  • V&A South Kensington

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    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance photo

One of the greatest artists of all time, the Florentine sculptor Donatello was a revolutionary who epitomizes the Renaissance, and a prolific master of virtually every sculptural material and technique. For the first time in the UK, Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance explores his exceptional talents as designer, maker and collaborator, and how he inspired both contemporaries and future generations. Join exhibition curator Peta Motture for an insight into the making of the exhibition, and to discover some of the highlights and unique stories that are presented.

Peta Motture is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the V&A Research Institute and lead curator of the exhibition. Until her recent retirement, Peta was Senior Curator of Sculpture at the V&A, specialising in Italian Renaissance sculpture, and was Chief Curator of the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries which opened in 2009. She is the author/editor of several books, most recently The Culture of Bronze: Making and Meaning in Italian Renaissance Sculpture (V&A 2019) and has co-curated several exhibitions, including Depth of Field: The Place of Relief in the time of Donatello (Henry Moore Institute with V&A 2004-5) and Andrea Riccio: Renaissance Master of Bronze (The Frick Collection 2008-9).

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