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Venice: Serene Republic with a Prince, by Paul Hills - sold out

Talk | The Wallace Collection

Thursday 16 March 2017 - 14:30 until 15:30

Venice was exceptional amongst the city-states of Renaissance Italy in being a republic and yet ruled by a prince or doge. This lecture will examine how the ethos of the Serenissima, its guiding myths and its social structure shaped Venetian patronage. Paul Hills, Professor of Renaissance Art at the Courtauld, will emphasize how attitudes to wealth, time and tradition are manifested in Venice’s architecture and art, from the Byzantine Basilica of San Marco to the paintings of Bellini and Titian.

This is the fourth lecture in a series focusing on Italian City States in the Renaissance Period. You might also like to consider these lectures:

The city-state of Florence and the Medici, by Ross King 19 January 2017

Rome: Papal Power and Glory, by Dr Paula Nuttall 2 February 2017

Peaceful and happy Ferrara, the mother of love, by Dr Geoffrey L Nuttall 23 February 2017

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

Venue information

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN

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