EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Stick With Me, Baby, And You’ll Be Wearing Squirrel” Renaissance Art and the Advent of Abundance
Presented by Quentin Hardy
With Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
Join Quentin Hardy for a spirited discussion of the great hidden force of the Renaissance: The arrival of the Merchant class after the Black Death and their battle for prestige amid the incumbent powers. With the Church condemning bankers to Hell (unless you’d like to buy this nice chapel) and the courts passing laws about the kind of clothes mere rich people could and couldn’t wear, the upstart powers of commerce and finance fought back with unparalleled cleverness, celebrating themselves with astonishing innovation, thanks to the artists they hired. The result was a new culture of luxury, status objects, and even Christian iconography, influencing everything from the Age of Discovery to today’s billionaires launching themselves into space and sleeping on $400,000 mattresses.
The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.
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