ART & SECULAR POWERS IN THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE I: The Original Oligarchs

Nirvana Romel

This two-part / 10 lectures online course looks at how the rise of secular powers – from oligarchs to newly-minted dukes and marquises – inspired and promoted regional developments of Renaissance art in Italy.

While medieval art relied on the patronage of princes and popes, Renaissance visual arts flourished with the help of bankers, merchants and civil servants as well as the old and newly established courts. Adapted deftly to local needs and traditions, art was used for public recognition and a variety of political causes. The Magi took on a new meaning in Florence, Venice tried to monopolise the image of Justice, various dukes filled their courts with the latest and greatest art in their pursuit of magnificence…

PART I : THE ORIGINAL OLIGARCHS

Mondays

  • 9 May – Florence: The Rise of the Medici
  • 16 May – Florence: The Magnificence
  • 23 May – Florence: The New Court
  • 20 June – Venice: Early years
  • 27 June – Venice: Full glory

Day: Mondays          Time: 19.00-20.30 BST

6 lectures, starting on May 9

Zoom Lecture

FORMAT:

  1. live Zoom talks (approx. 50-60 minutes followed by a 5 min break and Q & A)
  2. each Zoom talk is recorded and made available in video format to all ‘students’
Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 8 50 

 BOOKING :

  1. ONLINE booking and payment (credit / debit card) via this link: https://app.tickettailor.com/events/nirvanaromell/666223
  2. Cheque payment – please email your booking to nirvana@gmail.com and post your MANCENT booking form and cheque payment to the following address:

Ms A. Cool (for N. Romell)
6 Alba Mews
Revelstoke Road
London SW18 5HY

N.B. PART II : ITALIAN RENAISSANCE COURTS – Naples, Ferrara, Milan, Urbino, Mantua will be scheduled for Nov / Dec 2022

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