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Dr. McHam to lecture at the V&A
Wednesday, December 07, 2016, 06:30pm - 07:30pm

Robert H. Smith Renaissance Sculpture Lecture

Victoria and Albert Museum

When : Wednesday 7 December 2016, 18.30 – 19.30

Where :  The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

SPECIAL EVENT: ‘Voids Matter: Donatello's Lamentation.’ Donatello’s small bronze relief of the Lamentation is one of the most moving and expressive masterpieces in the V&A. Left with ‘unfinished’ surfaces - as Donatello sometimes favoured in his late career – the sculpture also, unusually, has deliberately cut out voids between the figures. Sarah Blake McHam, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University offers new insights into the underlying reasons and visual sources for this exceptional treatment. Followed by a conversation with sculptor Albert Paley, chaired by Tim Marlow