Watson Gordon 2009
  • Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
  • Size 210 x 160

The Renaissance Image Unveiled: From Madonna to Venus

Paul Hills

The Watson Gordon Lecture 2009

This lecture, the fourth in the series, was given by Paul Hills of the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Professor Hills has published widely on Italian Renaissance art, exploring important themes from original angles. Through subtle analysis of works of art his enthralling lecture explains how veils – by masking and revealing – could suggest associations of birth, death and rebirth.

Established following the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Chair of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh and named after the painter Sir John Watson Gordon, the Watson Gordon Lectures typify the long-standing and positive collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the National Galleries of Scotland: two partners in the Visual Arts Research Institute in Edinburgh.

48pp | Hardback | 19 illustrations

£7.95