Bronze

8 June 2016, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Dr Victoria Avery (Keeper of Applied Arts, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge)
Andrew Lacey (Artist and Independent Scholar)

Bronze was used in Renaissance Italy for numerous types of functional objects (artillery, bells, coins, lamps, inkwells) as well as decorative ones (equestrian monuments, statues, busts, medals). Extremely expensive, meaning-laden and complex to produce, works of art cast in bronze were desirable status symbols for Humanist patrons, and proofs of incredible technical mastery by sculptors and casters. Sculpture historian, Vicky Avery, and sculptor-founder, Andrew Lacey, will discuss 'bronze in Italy c. 1500' in terms of its meanings, usage and technology, focussing on the enigmatic Rothschild Bronzes, recently attributed to Michelangelo.

Open to all.  No registration required .

Part of Things-(Re)constructing the Material World Research Group, series.

Administrative assistance: gradfac@crassh.cam.ac.uk