Running from 8 to 18 March 2022, the fourth instalment of Art History in Focus presents London Art Week's interim series of online talks, themed editorials and live exhibition tours taking place over the course of a week.
Read the full programme below.
All AHIF 2022 recordings are now available on our YouTube channel.
Why did so many female artists in pre-modern times focus on still-lifes?
Ahead of the fascinating new exhibition: Forbidden Fruit: Female Still Life, opening at Colnaghi in London (12 April-24 June 2022), Chloe Stead (Senior Global Director, Colnaghi) discusses with Calvine Harvey (Vice President, Old Master Paintings Specialist, Sotheby's) and Dr Yuriko Jackall (Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of French Paintings, The Wallace Collection) the importance of female artists as still-life painters.
Under the spotlight, Fede Galizia's work - that contributed in a decisive way to the development of this genre in Lombardy and beyond - but also works by other female artists from the 16th-18th century, including the renowned Dutch painter Rachel Ruysch.
Discover with our experts how still-life painting flourished as an independent genre in the early 17th century and played a central role in the life of some of the most trailblazing female artists of all time - often overlooked by art history.
Donatello - Celebrating the importance of the Renaissance master in the first major exhibition in nearly 40 years
On the occasion of the historic, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition Donatello, the Renaissance, opening on 19 March 2022 until 31 July 2022, at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence and the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, London Art Week is proud to welcome the exhibition curator Dr Francesco Caglioti (Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Art History, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa), Paola D'Agostino (Director, Musei del Bargello) and Arturo Galansino (Director General, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi) who will be in conversation with Katherine Zock (Vice President and Director, Friends of the Bargello).
The Académie Julian in the late 19th century and its influence on women artists internationally
The Grand Tour, the two Horaces and the Court of Florence (1740-1786) at Strawberry Hill
Transporting the viewer into a virtual visit to one of the most beautiful and beguiling cities on earth, Florence, this talk will explore the most recent display In Focus: The Grand Tour on show at Strawberry Hill House & Garden, long-standing partner Museum of London Art Week. A panel discussion with Silvia Davoli (Curator, Strawberry Hill House) and Emanuela Tarizzo (Art Historian).
Grace, sprezzatura and new discoveries: Parmigianino at The Courtauld