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Members of the Gonzaga dynasty ruled Mantua from 1328 to 1707, and amassed a vast collection of art works. By the end of the 15th century, the city had become one of the greatest artistic centres in Europe, even rivalling Florence and Rome. Under the patronage of Federico II, Giulio Romano built and decorated the Gonzaga pleasure house, the Palazzo Te. In this lecture, Dan Evans focuses on Giulio’s work, looks at the architecture of Alberti and paintings by Mantegna, and introduces the colourful condottieri and their wilful spouses who made up the extraordinary Gonzaga family.
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