Colloquium - The Virgin of the Rocks – 6 December 2019

On Friday 6th December the Department of History of Art is hosting a colloquium in collaboration with the National Gallery, London, in conjunction with the Gallery’s exhibition Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece.

The colloquium, ‘The Virgin of The Rocks: Artists and Writers Responding to Leonardo c.1850-c.1930’ will explore the 19th- and early 20th-century reception of Leonardo in general, and The Virgin of the Rocks in particular.

The colloquium has been organised by Professor Amanda Lillie (University of York). Speakers include Professor Liz Prettejohn (University of York), Professor Hugh Haughton (University of York), Dr Susanna Avery-Quash (National Gallery), David Russell (University of Oxford), Dr Lene Ostermark Johansen (Københavns Universitet, Copenhagen), and Dr Luke Uglow (University of York).

For further information and to book a ticket, see the colloquium website.

Image: Leonardo da Vinci, The Virgin with the Infant Saint John the Baptist Adoring the Christ Child Accompanied by an Angel (‘The Virgin of the Rocks’) (detail), c. 1491/2-9 and 1506-8; oil on poplar, thinned and cradled; National Gallery, London, NG 1903, bought 1880; photo ©National Gallery London