Colnaghi Foundation

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Talks and masterclasses about pre-20th century painting, drawing, sculpture and decorative arts, featuring museum curators, experts and scholars.

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Orazio Gentileschi’s Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Professor Jeremy Howard discusses the fascinating story behind Orazio Gentileschi’s Rest on the Flight into Egypt with art historians Breeze Barrington and Diana Dethloff, and Anna McEvoy from the Stowe House Preservation Trust.

Jul 11, 2022
Curators in Conversation - Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution

The newly restored outer panels of the Ghent Altarpiece by Jan Van Eyck - whose epic rescue during WWII was told in George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" - was one of many highlights in the recent Van Eyck. An Optical Illusion exhibition in Ghent.  Join Till-Holger Borcher, one of its curators, and Nicola Jennings for a discussion about the great Flemish master's revolutionary ability to depict both the natural world and the transcendent. 

May 10, 2020
Curators in Conversation - Paul Benney
Apr 24, 2020
Titian's Europa - "A Picture for a Great Coup"

The story of Titan's Europa by Colnaghi to Isabella Stewart Gardner

Apr 24, 2020
Curators in Conversation - George IV Art & Spectacle
Apr 24, 2020
Curators in Conversation - Eccentric 18th-Century London Town Gardeners

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, landscape designer whose many credits include the new garden in Chapel Court at Hampton Court Palace and the redesigned Kensington Palace Gardens, talks to Jeremy Howard about London’s eccentric town gardeners of the 18th century such as William Stukeley, who was fascinated by Druids, and Joshua Brookes, who kept an eagle tethered to an extraordinary vivarium behind his residence in central London.  

Apr 14, 2020
Curators in Conversation - Cranach & Contemporaries

Colnaghi Foundation's latest podcast is a conversation about making art under lockdown, nudity and censorship in the 16th century and today, and more. With Amy Orrocks, curator of the new CRANACH: ARTIST AND INNOVATOR exhibition at Compton Verney, and Ishbel Myerscough, Claire Partington and Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, three of the contemporary artists whose work features alongside Cranach's.

Apr 08, 2020
Curators in Conversation: Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

The young David Bomberg (1890–1957) was one of the most audacious artists of his generation, expelled from the Slade School of Art in 1913 on account of his radical, geometric compositions. It may seem surprising, then, that Bomberg was a regular visitor to the National Gallery, which hosted an exhibition of some of his earliest paintings this year. In this conversation, hear curator Richard Cork and The Art Newspaper’s Louisa Buck discuss Bomberg’s work and the paintings by Old Masters such as Botticelli and Michelangelo which most inspired him. 

Mar 12, 2020
Curators in Conversation - Troy: Myth and Reality

The myth of the Trojan War has captivated people for thousands of years and has led pilgrims, explorers and archaeologists to search for the location where the famed conflict took place. But did the city really exist? Listen to the curators of the 2020 Troy exhibition at London’s British Museum, Victoria Donnellan and Alexandra Villing, explore the reality behind the myth. 

Mar 04, 2020
Ribera & the Anatomy of an Exhibition

In conversation with Dr. Edward Payne (Assistant Professor, Pemberton Fellowship for the Study of Spanish Art, Durham University)


Dr. Xavier Bray (Director, Wallace Collection)

Sep 09, 2019
Curating the Renaissance Nude

In conversation with Jill Burke (University of Edinburgh)


Per Rumberg (Curator, The Royal Academy, London) 

Aug 29, 2019
Looking at Old Spanish Masters Today

In conversation with Michael Petry (artist & director, MoCA London)

Aug 29, 2019
Helmet Heads & the Woman in Armour

Henry Moore at the Wallace Collection:

In conversation with Tobias Capwell (Curator, Arms & Armour, The Wallace Collection)
Nicola Jennings (Director, Colnaghi Foundation)

Aug 29, 2019
Collection Spanish Art in Britain

In conversation with Dr. Xavier Bray, Jonathan Ruffer and Jorge Coll

Aug 28, 2019