Fede Galizia is not a name widely known today. Despite enjoying considerable success during her lifetime, she was then neglected for centuries until her recent rediscovery, still largely in progress. She was active in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in Milan, at the time of the Counter-Reformation, and is an unusual figure in many respects: she did not marry, she earned her living as a painter and engaged in several different genres, including religious paintings (at the time seldom commissioned to female artists). However, Fede Galizia is mostly known today as a pioneer of the still-life genre. The purpose of the lecture would be to provide a brief overview of Galizia’s life and the cultural environment in which she operated, analyse her artworks and style, as well as investigate her posthumous fortunes, in particular the reasons which may have led to her semi-obscurity.


Lara Veroner studied Art Business at Christie’s (London) and then earned a Master’s Degree in Fine and Decorative Arts and Design from Sotheby’s Institute of Art (London) with a thesis on the Milanese female painter and still-life pioneer Fede Galizia. Her research interests focus mainly on Old Masters and Photography. She started collecting photography in the early 2000s, is a patron of The Photographers’ Gallery (London) and a member of the Commissioning Committee of the Hayward Gallery (London). She currently runs a family office and she previously worked as a lawyer at Barclays Bank (London) and at major US and UK law firms, being dually qualified as a lawyer in Italy and New York.

A drinks reception will follow the talk


Photo credit: Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2023


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May 2024

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