Cracking Codes: Botticelli and Bletchley Park
Talk | The Guildhall
Thursday 3 March 2011 - 18:45 until 10:00
Robert Cumming, Professor of Art History at Boston University,Massachusetts, will be talking about the coded language of mythological paintings, such as The Birth of Venus and Primavera by Botticelli. Just as only the finest brains were able to decrypt Enigma ciphers at Bletchley Park, so only a few scholars of Botticelli’s time were able to interpret his esoteric messages. In an intriguing talk, Professor
Cumming reveals some of the secrets of these beautiful and mysterious works.
Contact Ray Salter (Hampshire)