Renaissance Siena and its Past
| Queen's College
In anticipation of the National Gallery exhibition Renaissance Siena: Art for a City (24 October-13 January 2008), Frances Ames-Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, will consider Sienese painting of the 15th century in the context of the art of the previous century, the city's golden age.
As well as responding to new stylistic practices and intellectual interests, Renaissance painters in Siena sought to maintain some continuity of artistic tradition. Professor Ames-Lewis will explore how this tradition manifests itself in works by artists such as Sassetta, Ginvanni di Paolo and Francesco di Giorgio.
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