Art Appreciation online - Art, war, and death in the Italian Renaissance

23 July 2021 - 27 August 2021 -
Explore art, war and death in the Italian Renaissance in this outstanding presentation by art historian Dr John Gagne, now available as an online lecture.

Originally presented at the Gallery as part of our highly regarded Art Appreciation lecture series Love, sex and death: The constant companions of art, this lecture has been made available for you to enjoy online from the comfort of your home

In 1512, a 22 year old French prince, Gaston de Foix (1489-1512), died in battle at Ravenna. This talk explores the death of Gaston through the monumental, yet unfinished marble tomb project sculpted by the great Lombard sculptor, Agostino Busti, called Il Bambaia (1483-1548). We explore the geopolitics of war-torn Italy, the life and works of the artist, the military career of the prince, and the remaining fragments of one of the most intriguing and finely-wrought tombs of the Italian Renaissance.

Bookings essential.

Book now until 5pm Friday 27 August for instant online access. Lectures will be available for viewing online at your own pace until 5pm Monday 30 August (access instructions will be provided upon booking).

Proudly sponsored by Renaissance Tours

Online ticketing information

*Bookings can be made up until 5pm Friday 27 August 2021
*Upon booking, ticket holders will receive a link to the online lecture via email. There is no view limit on the lecture, however it will be accessible only until 5pm Monday 30 August 2021
*Upon clicking the link, you will be directed to the Gallery’s website to access the lecture
*Please ensure you have a good internet connection to facilitate a quality viewing experience

Online ticketing terms and conditions

*The link provided to you is not to be shared or sold on. Your booking constitutes one ticket. 
*The Art Gallery Society does not take responsibility for any technical difficulties experienced due to personal device failure and will not issue refunds in this situation
*The link to the lecture will only be available until 5pm Monday 30 August 2021. If you miss this viewing window, the Art Gallery Society will not issue refunds in this situation

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