Sam Fogg will present an exhibition starting with a single object and evolving over the course of the week with a new work of art added to the display each day. A 15-minute lunchtime talk will be held every day during London Art Week (excluding Saturday 1 December) at 13.15, focused on each new object in turn.
All seven objects, together encompassing the genres of metalwork, sculpture, painting and stained glass, will be united by the theme of design. When medieval artists planned their works they often had to engage closely with their patrons, either to gain their approval or to tailor the themes, iconography and cost of the commission to its patron’s wishes. Design was therefore integral to the production of any medieval work of art. The seven diverse objects in the exhibition will thus evoke the varied and sometimes surprising nature of artistic design, and will challenge the commonly held belief that the art of the Middle Ages was governed only by convention and tradition.