This lecture considers the influence of the Art of the Low Countries on Italian Renaissance Art.
Generally viewed as a one sided cultural exchange moving from the South to the North the lecture demonstrates that in fact Flemish art made a significant contribution to the development of Italian art through its use of oil and the developments it made in both landscape and portrait painting.
Focusing on Florence the lecture will consider the impact of Flemish Art on the de Medici and their court painters including Botticelli, Ghirandaio and Leonardo.
Dr Lindow gained the first Renaissance Ph.D. from the Royal College of Art and the V&A. Since then he has convened and presented at international conferences, lectured widely in the UK and Overseas and is a Fine Art underwriter in the City of London.
Along with writing on diverse aspects of the Renaissance for a variety of publications, his book ‘The Renaissance Palace in Florence : Magnificence and Splendour in the 15th Century’ has been widely acclaimed.
Dr. James Lindow was the first Renaissance PhD from the Royal College of Art and the V&A. He has convened and presented at international conferences, lectures widely in the UK and overseas and is currently a fine art underwriter in the City.