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Caroline Campbell discusses Crivelli’s illusionism with Jonathan Watkins and Amanda Hilliam, co-curators of an exciting new exhibition at the Ikon Gallery
The 15th-century Italian Renaissance painter, Carlo Crivelli, was a master of illusion and perspective. His remarkable tricks of the eye seem to point towards a post-modern art historical future, as radical in its own way as modern artists such as Magritte, and his work remains a recurring source of artistic inspiration.
Caroline Campbell, Director of Collections and Research joins Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery and co-curator Amanda Hilliam to discuss an exciting new exhibition, ‘Carlo Crivelli: Shadows on the Sky’, opening at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (23 February to 29 May 2022), to which the National Gallery is delighted to lend four of Crivelli’s masterpieces.
To coincide with this important exhibition, a display of works will also be on show in Room 54.
Dr Caroline Campbell is our Director of Collections and Research. A specialist in Italian Renaissance painting, her interests range from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. At the Gallery, she has curated ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ (2018), ‘Building the Picture’ (2014), and ‘Duccio | Caro’ (2015) among other exhibitions.
Jonathan Watkins is Director of Ikon Gallery. He has curated international exhibitions including Biennales in Sydney (1998), Sharjah (2007) and Quebec (2019), Triennials at Tate (2003) and Guangzhou (2012) as well as ‘Facts of Life: Contemporary Japanese Art’ (Hayward Gallery, 2001) and ‘Floating World’, Bahrain (2017). In 2019 he won the Ampersand Award to realise the exhibition of his dreams (Carlo Crivelli, 2022).
Amanda Hilliam is co-curator of ‘Carlo Crivelli: Shadows on the Sky’ at Ikon Gallery. She is an Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld and previously held the David and Julie Tobey fellowship at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation curatorial fellowship at the National Gallery of Art. Her monograph on Carlo Crivelli is forthcoming with Reaktion Books.