Lecture Series - The Nativity in Florentine Art

December 23, 2021

If you are unable to attend the live session, do not worry - all those who register will automatically be sent copies of the lecture to view in your own time (from around four hours after it takes place).

The Nativity in Florentine Art

Thursday 6 January 2022

The cult of the Virgin gathered pace in medieval Italy, stimulated by her role in the preaching of the new Dominican order. Simultaneously her visual presentation was developed through influences introduced from Byzantine sources via the Crusades. Siena and Florence were two great centres of ‘Marian’ imagery and Tom Duncan’s lecture will look at this phenomenon with particular reference to the Nativity. The story is told in two Gospels, Matthew and Luke, both choosing different narratives, the one emphasising the Magi, the other the Shepherds. Famous and lesser know works of art will be used to show how this imagery developed, from Giotto to Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.

A Slide List for this lecture can be downloaded here.

Format for Lecture

Tom will give a one-hour illustrated lecture for £12.

You will not need to download any software and the lecture will work in any browser. For the best experience use a desktop or laptop - but it will also work on an iPad or similar tablet.

We hope you enjoy the lecture.


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