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Home is where the Art is: The Renaissance Palace Interior Dr James Lindow Monday 18 March 2019

Dr James Lindow was the first Renaissance PhD from the Royal College of Art and the V&A.  He has convened and presented at international conferences, lectures widely in the UK and overseas and is currently the fine art underwriter in the City.   He has written articles on diverse aspects of the Renaissance and his book entitled “The Renaissance Palace in Florence – Magnificence and Splendour in fifteenth century Italy” was published by Ashgate Press in 2007 to widespread critical acclaim.

This lecture demonstrates the distinct contribution the urban palaces of Renaissance Italy made towards the development of the visual arts. Significantly many of the paintings, sculptures and decorative objects  from this period were originally intended for the domestic interior.  While a great number of the great palace facades  survive largely intact, their interiors have been lost or remain at best greatly altered since the 15th century. Examining diverse visual and written sources, together with surviving objects, the opulence of the Renaissance Palace interior  is vividly recreated, pursuing the speaker’s extensive research from his scholarly book, The Renaissance Palace in Florence: Magnificence and  Splendour in Fifteenth-Century Italy.