Janina Ramirez joins Caroline Campbell at the National Gallery to discuss some of the earliest paintings in the collection.
Together they consider the evolution of the Italian and Northern Renaissances.
Janina Ramirez is a cultural historian and TV presenter, based at Oxford University. She has published widely on medieval art and literature, and has taught and researched across a broad chronological sweep, covering everything from the sculptures of antiquity to post-modern architecture. She has worked on a number of documentaries for BBC4, including ‘Saints & Sinners: Britain’s Millennium of Monasteries’, ‘Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings’ and ‘Chivalry & Betrayal: The Hundred Years War’.
Caroline Campbell is the Gallery's Director of Collections and Research, and Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500. Caroline has curated and co-curated many exhibitions, including 'Bellini and the East' (2005–06), 'Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence' (2009); 'Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting' (2014) and 'Duccio/Caro: In Dialogue' (2015). She is curating the Mantegna and Bellini exhibition, opening later this year.