Talk Past event Friday, 17 May 2019

Society for Renaissance Studies - Annual Lecture

Professor Alison Wright joins us from UCL to discuss matters of ornament in early Renaissance art

  • Hochhauser Auditorium, South Kensington

  • Free event

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Drawing on exciting examples from the V&A's Renaissance collection and other seminal works, this lecture will be a deep dive into Renaissance ornamenti from the early fifteenth-century onwards. In terms of poetics and metaphor, discover how the way we discuss and view ornaments has changed over centuries, and learn about the vast development in the materials - metal, stone and clay - that is used to create them.

Image: Detail from the tomb of Benozzo Federighi by Luca della Robbia in S. Trinita (Florence).