12
November 2018

A Family Affair: Florence and The House of Medici

The Arts Society Maidenhead
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:30
Norden Farm Arts Centre
Altwood Road Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Join Jo Walton for a story full of amazing characters and stirring historical events all set against the backdrop of one of the most vibrant and artistic centres of the Renaissance.

The names 'Florence' and 'Medici' go together. From the late 1300s to 1737, the Medici family was an integral part of the world of Florence. They advised, ruled, were exiled, returned, ruled again - in continuing cycles - eventually stamping their authority on the city with autocratic firmness. At the same time, they supported and patronised painters, sculptors and architects, beautifying the city and bringing it lasting renown as a place of cultural excellence. This is a story full of amazing characters and stirring historical events all set against the backdrop of one of the most vibrant and artistic centres of the Renaissance.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Miss Jo Walton

Has combined teaching and lecturing with a career in art bookselling and has been a volunteer guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Now a freelance lecturer for The Arts Society, the Art Fund, and Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and local art societies.