FREE WEBINAR | “Mantua: The Renaissance Court – Part I”
Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
The Northern Italian city of Mantua was a thriving artistic center during the Renaissance, when the city was ruled over by the Gonzaga family. Not only were the Gonzaga great lords, but also great patrons of the arts. Marquis Ludovico II Gonzaga brought the great Andrea Mantegna to Mantua to serve as his court artist as he sought to transform the medieval city into a leading Renaissance court. The Camera degli Sposi is perhaps Mantegna’s most famous work. Decorating the reception room for the Marquis of Mantua, Mantegna created an incredibly vivid “picture” of life at a Renaissance court. Ludovico Gonzaga also commissioned the great Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti to build the city’s great basilica known as Sant’Andrea, which is the first great Renaissance-style church in Northern Italy. This webinar will examine the extraordinary art, architecture, and history of this magnificent Northern Italian Renaissance city.
The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.
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