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Jaume Huguet, decoration and innovation in fifteenth-century Iberian art

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

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Art in the Iberian peninsula in the fifteenth century is still neglected, especially compared to the Italian and Netherlandish traditions which remain the benchmark for the standard narratives of artistic development. Robert Maniura considers the output of Jaume Huguet, the most prominent painter in Barcelona in the later fifteenth century, whose elaborate and heavily gilded works conspicuously depart from these familiar patterns. He argues that his paintings reveal a sensitivity to and creative exploitation of his materials every bit as noteworthy as that of his more famous contemporaries.

Part of our Murray Seminar Series hosted by Birkbeck's Department of History of Art.