Organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee

The Magic of Bronze: making and meaning in Renaissance sculpture

  • Victoria and Albert Museum |
  • Talk |
  • Wednesday 19 April 2017 - 15:00 until 16:00

Of all the sculptural materials, some might argue that bronze carries the most significance. In the Renaissance it embodied power, authority and eternity, emulating the classical past, and yet, ironically, it is one of the simplest materials to destroy or recycle. This lecture explores the collaboration, skill and challenges involved in creating Renaissance bronzes, revealed through technical study, together with an in-depth consideration of the wider historical and cultural readings of the sculptures.

The lecturer, Peta Motture, is Senior Curator, Sculpture, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and was awarded an Art Fund Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grant in 2016.

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL