Lindsey Mendick on her National Gallery show The Ugly Duchess

In this episode of Art After Dark, multimedia artist Lindsey Mendick talks about some of her on display at the National Gallery.The Ugly Duchess: Beauty and Satire in the Renaissance consists of thirteen artworks ranging from ceramics to paintings and includes one of the best-known faces in the National Gallery: Quinten Massys’s 16th-century depiction of an old woman, a painting known as ‘The Ugly Duchess’. The exhibition also showcases artworks that look at how women, old age and facial difference were satirised and demonised in the Renaissance, shaping attitudes that still exist today.The Ugly Duchess is on at the National Gallery until the 11th of June 2023.