National Gallery
Mon 22 May 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Art of Francis and Clare image

One of history’s most iconic figures, Saint Francis of Assisi, has long been the source of artistic fascination. His spiritual radicalism, commitment to the poor, and love of God and nature, as well as his powerful appeals for peace, and openness to dialogue with other religions makes him an enduringly inspiring figure. 
One of his earliest followers and founder of the order of Poor Clares, Saint Clare of Assisi, is perhaps less famous, but no less remarkable in her legacy. 
Join Dr Joost Joustra, the Ahmanson Research Associate Curator in Art and Religion, and Dr Siobhán Jolley, the Ahmanson Research Fellow in Art and Religion, for a 90-minute session exploring the multifaceted ways in which Francis and Clare are represented in the art of the National Gallery and beyond.