Paul Hills' lecture: Clothing the Word - Filippo Lippi, Donatello and Bellini

By Amelia Kelly

13 May, 2013

A reminder about tomorrows lecture Clothing the Word: Filippo Lippi, Donatello and Bellini by Paul Hills. This is a free event from 6.30-8.00pm in the Law School Lecture Theatre 101, and registration can be made online via the University events calendar here.


In Clothing the Word: Filippo Lippi, Donatello and Bellini, Hills will examine the ways in which the Word made Flesh (i.e. the body of Christ) and the Word as Text (i.e. bible or sacred book) are wraped or clothed. It explores wrapping, veiling and unveiling as reality and metaphore in fifteenth-century Italian painting and sculpture.

Paul Hills is Professor at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He is well known for his publications on colour, Italian Renaissance art and the poet and painter David Jones, as well as essays on contemporary artists such as Simon Lewty, Ana Maria Pacheco and Antoni Malinowski. He has been a visiting professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York, Villa I Tatti, The Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies and the Royal College of Art, and has lectured on Renaissance art at international venues. His books include David Jones (Tate Gallery, 1981), The Light of Early Italian Painting (Yale, 1987), and Venetian Colour: Marble, Mosaic, Painting and Glass, 1250-1550 (Yale, 1999).

The event is co-presented with Sydney Ideas.