The aim of the present exhibition is to trace the movement of works of art, ideas and artists in the Mediterranean region in the fifteenth century. The first third of that century saw the abandonment of Gothic modes and the dissemination of new artistic theories and forms which were developed in the Netherlands and Northern Italy. More than one hundred paintings and objects have been brought together here with the aim of examining the routes by which these new ideas were spread, the artists involved in this process and the centres where they developed. The exhibition will make it possible to examine some key works in the development of the Renaissance figurative idiom within the cultural context in which they were created. In addition, it will bring together paintings which have been separated for many years, such as Rogier van der Weyden's Saint George from the National Gallery, Washington, and his Virgin and Child from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.