During the summer of 2020 University of York joined the Bouts Project with a few interesting projects delivered by two of their students Adele Carraro and Naomi Lomax.
Adele Carraro is a the University of York Curating and Art History graduate who was inspired by the Bouts painting and the 2020 lockdown for her project. She asked our audience a very important question: Is It Possible to Have a Great Art Experience from Home? Find out more about Adele and her project here. Her research continued with the creation of a virtual space for the Bouts painting, where the painting can be seen in a different environment compared to the one of the Museum. The Bouts CoSpaces can be accessed by anyone by following the link here. Instructions for the game can be downloaded here.
Naomi Lomax is a Curating and Art History student at the University of York. Naomi was #InspiredByBouts and has created a project exploring the decorative elements of the painting organising them in a A-Z glosarry for Instagram. Elements like garments, fabrics, decorative motifs were compared with similar paintings from the National Gallery and analysed for a better understanding of the painting. Find more about Naomi and her project here. You can see Naomi's posts about her project on The Bowes Museum social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Both projects were kindly supported by: The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Gallery
With thanks to: Adele Carraro, Naomi Lomax Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein from University of York, Jane Whittaker Keeper Of Collections at The Bowes Museum, Jessica White Bouts Project Coordinator, University of York Art History Society, Department of History of Art at the University of York