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Gentile da Fabriano, Madonna and Child Enthroned (detail), c. 1420, tempera on poplar panel, National Gallery of Art, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1939.1.255

Kufesque, Arabesque, and the Ambiguities of Islamic Art in the Italian Renaissance

Center Research Talks

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • West Building Lecture Hall
  • Talks
  • Hybrid
  • Registration Required

Join an in-depth presentation on the influence of Islamic art on the Italian Renaissance.  

Kathryn Blair Moore, Samuel H. Kress Fellow at the National Gallery’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, will discuss how the use of Arabic scripts in Italian art relate to perceptions of the Arabic language and Islamic religion in the country.