From 21 to 31 March 2023, immerse yourself in art and its history as our interim series of talks 'Art History in Focus' returns. Events to look forward to include new exhibitions opening up this spring in London and the UK, industry panel discussions and themed editorials.

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All events are free including the live talk taking place on 22nd of March.

Tuesday 21 March, 17.00 GMT

Art and Legacy: Managing Artists' Estates

In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition In Her Own Voice: The Art of Lucy Kemp-Welch opening in April at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum (Bournemouth), London Art Week is proud to present an insightful talk on the artist's legacy and estate. David Messum and Patrick Duffy (Messum's Fine Art) will discuss with respected art writer and curator Dr David Haycock the history of the Kemp-Welch Estate, shining a new light on her artistic contribution as a female painter in a male-dominated environment and her recent rise to prominence in art history.

Wednesday 22 March, 17.00 GMT
At Moretti Fine Art

In Donatello's Shadow: at home in the Renaissance

Together with the architect Filippo Brunelleschi, the painter Masaccio and sculptor Luca della Robbia, Donatello was one of the 'fathers of the Renaissance'. Coinciding with the first major exhibition in the UK dedicated to the Italian Renaissance sculptor, Moretti Fine Art will be staging its own show: In Donatello's Shadow: at home in the Renaissance, running from 7 to 31 March 2023. This talk is intended to explore the burst of creativity in Renaissance Florence through various art forms. With Luke Syson (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), Tommaso Mozzati (University of Perugia) and Laura Llewellyn (The National Gallery, London).

In collaboration with The Burlington Magazine, the in-gallery event will be held at Moretti Fine Art. Due to limited space, advanced booking is required.

Thursday 23 March, 17.00 GMT

The Kelmscott Chaucer and its importance within the oeuvre of William Morris

The limited edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer published in 1896 is undoubtedly the Masterpiece of William Morris's Kelmscott Press. In a critical discussion, Dr Philip Errington (Peter Harrington Ltd) will present a magnificent copy of the publication in a fine binding by the remarkable Belgian binder Paul Claessens and discuss its importance among the William Morris Oeuvre and Morris's influence in continental Europe in general, with Martin Levy (H. Blairman & Sons Ltd).

Monday 27 March, 17.00 BST

Hiding in Plain Sight: how young dealers help the traditional art market move away from 'sleepers'

One of LAW's main objectives is to support young dealers and their approach to research in the art market. This webinar will see Will Elliott (Elliott Fine Art), Dominic Sanchez-Cabello (Dominic Fine Art), Alesa Boyle (Stephen Ongpin Fine Art) and Ellie Smith (Philip Mould & Company) share some of their latest discoveries and shed some light on how their research identifies overlooked artists.

Thursday 30 March, 17.00 BST

Medieval Chronicles: Modern Journeys of Monastic Art

Dr Michael Carter (English Heritage) and Dr Jana Gajdošová (Sam Fogg) will unravel a visual journey of the artworks held by religious communities in medieval monasteries, nunneries and cathedrals, and how these pieces move through collections and travelled throughout Europe after the French Revolution and the dissolution of the monasteries in the late 1530s.

At the end of every panel, there will be a Q&A session. Make sure to sign up to take part in the conversation and submit your questions to our speakers!

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