Renaissance cities: Florence: Mercantile powerhouse - Friday series

Renaissance cities: The influence of art - Friday series

15 July 2022 - 15 July 2022 10.30am - 12.30pm
Domain Theatre
In the 15thcentury encounters with Florentine merchants and bankers was so ubiquitous across the globe, that Pope Boniface VIII dubbed Florentines ‘the fifth element of the universe’. Florence was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in Europe and had a highly competitive display culture which fuelled artistic creativity and innovation. Explore the transformation of Florence by examining its artistic topography, through its churches and chapels, palaces and monasteries, and as a mercantile republic through the rise of the Medici family and their carefully negotiated position of ‘first among equals’.

Proudly sponsored by Arab Bank Australia and Sir William Dobell Art Foundation

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