Five on Five: Prudence Flint on Dieric Bouts’ Virgin and Child


Read a full transcript of the podcast here.

In this first series of Five on Five we’re asking five painters to speak about a painting that has influenced, inspired or resonated with them. In this episode Prudence Flint reflects on Virgin and Child (1455-60) by Dieric Bouts.

As you listen, you can see in the painting (reproduced above) that Flint is drawn toward the maternal and erotic nature of the work, alongside its nostalgic resonance.

This is the final episode of Five on Five: Painter Series and you can listen to past episodes with Kate Beynon, Peter Waples-Crowe, Kylie Banyard and Huseyin Sami. To stay tuned for future Five on Five series and interview podcasts, subscribe to the Art Guide podcast on iTunes.

Prudence Flint is a Melbourne-based painter. She was a finalist in this year’s Archibald Portrait Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and will have a solo show at Bett Gallery in Hobart from 16 November – 7 December 2018.

Feature Words by Tiarney Miekus