Talk: Living in Florence in the Age of Botticelli: Eike Schmidt and Roberta Bartoli
The patrician home of the Renaissance was decorated with furniture and objects intended to show the family’s power and wealth. It generally had a celebratory function: wedding chests, painted wainscoting featuring historical, mythological, or allegorical themes, and portrait busts followed specific models and were often created by important artists like Botticelli. Starting from two artworks in the Minneapolis Institute of Art (a magnificent gilded chest and the bust of the young Saint John by Benedetto da Rovezzano). Eike Schmidt, director at the Gallerie degli Uffizi, and Professor Roberta Bartoli, Università Ca’Foscari, Venice, will speak of domestic art and family rituals during the 1400s and early 1500s in Florence.
Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi is on view at Mia through January 8, 2023 in Target Gallery.