The Italian Renaissance Home


Wednesday 16 March 2011 - 14:30 until 15:30

This lecture looks at Renaissance manuals on healthy living. Harmonious sounds, cheerful colours, pleasant scents, precious stones and images of landscapes all had a role to play in the taming of negative passions of the soul. As a topic for scholarship, the study of the sensory character of interiors designed for mental and emotional well-being has so far been neglected. The subject raises important questions as to the deeper significance of the domestic arts, whose meaning is mostly associated with aesthetic and social concerns.

Lecture by Dr Marta Ajmar-Wollheim

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

Tickets £10


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