The Arts Society Coventry

Tuesday, June 28th, 7.00 pm at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (Doors open and refreshments from 6.30 pm).

 

At this meeting, Sarah Dunant, the eminent art historian, novelist and broadcaster, author of the novel: In the Company of the Courtesan, a New York Times best-seller translated into 30 languages, will talk about:

               THE ART OF THE COURTESAN IN RENAISSANCE ITALY

In an age where the church demanded celibacy outside marriage, where figurative art was highly valued and rich high-class men married late to virginal women to whom they did not expect to remain faithful, modelling for an artist was an attractie job for a beautiful and intelligent woman. Many became, or already were, courtesans: cultured, clever women as fashionable as they were lovely. This lecture will name names and tell stories, with some wonderful images to match.

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LOCATION

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well
Coventry
United Kingdom

CV1 5QP

MEETING TIMES

7.00pm - 4th Tuesday of each month


EVENTS

28
June
2022

Find out more about the women that modelled for Renaissance master painters.