Art Appreciation 2022 - Fashioning triumph through armour in Renaissance Europe

Art Appreciation 2022 - Pomp and Ceremony

01 April 2022 - 06 July 2022 -
For over a century, the ruling family of the Holy Roman Empire – the Habsburgs of Austria – built their prestige through military glory, martial arts, and festive displays, all of which relied upon the glittering and sturdy handiwork of steel-forgers who fashioned armour for the ruling house. In this lecture we meet three key 16th-century Habsburg princes who built their images upon armour: Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519), Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), and Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595). We explore how armour enhanced the celebratory culture of Europe’s most important dynasty in the late Renaissance.

Dr John Gagne is a senior lecturer in the History Department and director of the Medieval and Early Modern Centre at the University of Sydney. He completed his PhD at Harvard University in 2008 and spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow with the Canadian Government - funded research project Making publics, 1500-1700: media, markets, and associations in early modern Europe in Montréal, Canada.

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