Bertoldo di Giovanni

Patricia Lee Rubin: "Invention and Design in Laurentian Florence"

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Patricia Lee Rubin, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

The promotion of Florentine excellence in all of the arts was a mainstay of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s cultural politics. Bertoldo di Giovanni’s sculptural production took place in a context of intense creative competition, resulting in works that are innovative, inventive, and beautiful, qualities explored in this lecture. This lecture is funded by Dino and Raffaello Tomasso.

Davide Gasparotto: "Bertoldo and the Revival of the Antique"

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Davide Gasparotto, Senior Curator of Paintings and Chair, Curatorial Affairs, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Bertoldo di Giovanni played a pivotal role in the revival of classical culture in Florence during the age of Lorenzo de’ Medici. This lecture examines Bertoldo’s singular contributions to the development of the bronze statuette, a genre originally intended for sophisticated and exacting collectors, but destined to become an enduring distillation of Renaissance beauty.

This lecture is funded by Dino and Raffaello Tomasso.