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Dr Paula Nuttall

Associate Lecturer

Paula Nuttall gained her B.A. and Ph.D from the Courtauld, writing her doctoral thesis on the reception of Netherlandish painting in fifteenth-century Florence. She is a specialist in artistic relations between Italy and Northern Europe, and has published widely in this field, notably from Flanders to Florence: the Impact of Netherlandish Painting, 1400-1500 (Yale University Press, 2004).

She was a member of the Scientific Committee for the exhibition Firenze e gli antichi Paesi Bassi at the Pitti Palace, Florence (2008), and co-curated the exhibition Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting at the Huntington Art Collection, San Marino, California (2013).

Paula is Director of the V&A Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Year Course, and as a member of the V&A Adult Learning team, lectures and consults on a number of V&A courses. She lectures for a range of other UK institutions including the National Gallery and Christies Education, and from 2005-2013 was Adjunct Professor on the London program of Grinnell College.

She is interested in all aspects of artistic exchange between fifteenth-century Italy and northern Europe, particularly Florence and the Netherlands. Current research interests include Memling’s responses to Italian renaissance sculpture, and Piero di Cosimo’s responses to Netherlandish painting.

Teaching

Research interests

  • The reception of northern European art in fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century Italy
  • Secular imagery and vernacular culture in fifteenth-century Europe
  • The reception of Italian renaissance art in the fifteenth-century Netherlands

Recent publications

Books

  •  Face to Face: Flemish painting and the Florentine Renaissance, Huntington Art Collection, San Marino (2013)
  • From Flanders to Florence: the Impact of Netherlandish Painting 1400-1500, New Haven and London: Yale University Press (2004)

Essays and articles

  •  ‘Flanders and Beyond’ in The Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance (forthcoming)
  • ‘Memling e l’Italia’ in Memling: Rinascimento Fiammingo, exhibition catalogue, ed. T. H. Borchert, Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale, 2014.
  •  ‘Reconsidering the Nude: Northern tradition and Venetian Innovation’ in The Meanings of Nudity in Medieval Art, ed. S. Lindquist (London 2012)
  • ‘Raphael and the “History of Troy” Tapestries at Urbino. The Judgment of Paris and the “Dream of a Knight”’ in J. Harris, S. Nethersole & P. Rumberg, eds., Un’ Insalata di più erbe.  A Festschrift for Patricia L. Rubin (London 2011)
  • ‘Dancing, Love and the “Beautiful Game”: a new interpretation of a group of fifteenth-century “gaming” boxes’, Renaissance Studies, 24 (2010); reissued in P. Motture and M. O’Malley, eds., Re-thinking Renaissance Objects: Design, Function and Meaning (Oxford 2011)
  • ‘The Bargello Gamesboard: a north-south hybrid’, The Burlington Magazine, CLII (2010), 716-222
  • ‘L’arte fiamminga a Firenze’, and catalogue entries in B.W. Meijer, ed., Firenze e gli antichi Paesi Bassi, 1430-1530; dialoghi tra artisti, exhibition catalogue, Florence, Palazzo Pitti, (Livorno, 2008)
  • ‘Memling and the European Renaissance Portrait’ in T.H. Borchert, ed., Memling’s Portraits, exhibition catalogue, Bruges, Groeninge Museum, Madrid, Thyssen Collection and New York, Frick Collection (Ghent-Amsterdam, 2005)

Reviews

  • Piero di Cosimo 1462-1522: Pittore eccentrico fra rinascimento e maniera, Florence 2015, Art History (exhibition review, forthcoming)
  • Rogier van der Weyden, Madrid 2015, Renaissance Studies (exhibition review, forthcoming)
  • Federica Veratelli, À la mode italienne.  Commerce du luxe et diplomatie dans les Pays-Bas meridionaux, 1477-1530, Presses universitaires du Septentrion, Villeneuve d’Ascq (2013): book review, Burlington Magazine CLVI (2014) pp. 820-1
  • Van Eyck to Dürer: Bruges, 2010-11, exhibition review, Burlington Magazine, CLII (2011) 199-200
  • Rogier van der Weyden and the Master of Flemalle: Frankfurt/Berlin/Leuven 2008-9, exhibition review, Burlington Magazine, CLI (2009) 860-3
  • Edith Gabrieli, Cosimo Rosselli. Catalogo Ragionato, Turin (2007): book revew, Burlington Magazine, CLI (2009) 620

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