Live and Online Lecture

Love and Marriage in the Renaissance

By Nicholas Ross

Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 6pm

Live and Online Lectures

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Love and Marriage in the Renaissance

Nick will look at the themes of love and marriage in the Renaissance from the viewpoint of anthropology. He will discuss how the Church, the law and public opinion influenced relationships in 15th and 16th century Florence and how this both affected and was reflected in art of the period. The lecture will encompass far ranging ideas such as Sumptuary Laws and Mythology as well as the ever cheerful Savonarola. We will see a variety of art including Van Eyck, Raphael, Bronzino, Botticelli and possibly Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights.

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