Tuesday 10 September, 3.15pm
Hot drinks and cake served from 3.15pm and lecture starts at 3.45pm
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
The beautiful hill town of Urbino was once a leading centre of the Italian Renaissance. In this fascinating lecture Diana Matthews will explore how the benevolent rule and princely patronage of Duke Federico da Montefeltro (1444-1482) and his wife, Battista Sforza, encouraged the finest architects, artists, and theorists, such as Piero della Francesca and Leon Battista Alberti, to play their part in the creation of this jewel of a city. By 1500 court life had become so universally admired that Castiglione would immortalise it in his influential work, The Courtier, published in 1528. What were Urbino’s distinctive characteristics?
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