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25 September 2019A Day of Special Interest on September 25th 2019 : 'History of the Medici: Bankrolling the Renaissance'
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A Day of Special Interest on September 25th 2019 : 'History of the Medici: Bankrolling the Renaissance' Douglas Skeggs Wednesday 25 September 2019

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Our Day of Special Interest this year will be held on Wednesday , September 25th in Aldeburgh Community Centre, Kings Field, Aldeburgh, IP15 5HY.

Douglas Skeggs will give us a series of presentations on

History of the Medici:  Bankrolling the Renaissance.

Cost £30.00 per person for the day’s events.   This price includes an excellent  buffet lunch by Sarah Fox Hill.

Douglas Skeggs read Fine Art at Magdalene College, Cambridge and has been a lecturer on paintings since 1980. In that time he has given many lectures to universities, colleges and art societies, in Britain and Europe.  In     addition he is a writer, artist and TV presenter.  He will lecture on the whole scene of the Medici dynasty history from Cosimo,  who became the unofficial ruler of Florence and leading patron of the arts,  to the determined and ruthless Catherine de Medici, ending in the downfall and handing over of the estate by Anna Maria Luisa in the mid 18th century. The three lectures will take us through series of marriages, assassinations, control of the    Papacy, widespread connections, political manoeuvring and family conflict to eventual downfall.  Expect to learn of  many fascinating, insightful and humorous details and despite the many unattractive characteristics of this ruthless  and ambitious family that left a legacy of works such as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, the Fra Angelico frescoes in San Marco, Donatello’s David and Michelangelo’s sculptures in the Medici chapel for all to enjoy.

Come and join us and be inspired to learn in greater depth an understanding of this remarkable family.

 

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