06 August 2022 - 06 August 2022
10.30am - 12.30pm
Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, exemplifies the ideal Renaissance prince, a brilliant military commander and canny ruler also known for his love of learning and the arts. Focusing on his extraordinary hilltop residence, described by a contemporary as “not a palace but a city in palace form”, this lecture charts Montefeltro’s strategic use of art and architecture to promote his rule. The Ducal Palace completely transformed the urban landscape, remaking the city in Federico’s image and projecting princely authority and cultural sophistication.
Proudly sponsored by Arab Bank Australia and Sir William Dobell Art Foundation