Reflections on exhibiting Giotto

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Reflections on exhibiting Giotto

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London

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  • Tuesday 31 May 2016
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN


  • Prof. Serena Romano - University of Lausanne

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  • Prof. Joanna Cannon - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Professor Romano, co-curator of the exhibition Giotto, l’Italia  (Milan, Palazzo Reale, September 2015 to January 2016), will reflect on the aims in planning the exhibition, the experience of putting it on, and reflections on what was learned from bringing together these exceptional works.  A special focus will be on the Vatican nucleus and the Stefaneschi polyptych.

The reception following Prof Romano’s talk will be an opportunity to celebrate the publication, in English, of Giotto’s O, published by Viella, 2015, originally published as La O di Giotto, Rome, 2008, and now available to a wider English-language readership.

Serena Romano is Professor of Medieval art at the University of Lausanne. Her publications include Il Duecento e la cultura gotica (Jaca Book, 2012), La O di Giotto (Electa, 2008; English translation, Giotto’s O, Viella 2015) and La Basilica di San Francesco ad Assisi. Pittori, botteghe, strategie narrative (Viella, 2001). She is currently preparing the new volume of the Corpus della pittura medievale a Roma, Apogeo e fine del medioevo, 1288-1431.

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