Discover what images of identity and individuality reveal about cultural and spiritual development during the Renaissance.

It has often been said that the Renaissance saw the revival of portraiture in European art after a long absence which Christian ideas and attitudes had caused. In this study day we will ask if this is really true and explore the whole contested idea of the Renaissance through a small number of works of art in various media which all take particular people as their subject. Ranging from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries (the longest of long renaissances) we will look at the context, audience and reception of each work and discover what images of identity and individuality can reveal about cultural and spiritual development and the Christian faith.

Tutor| The Revd Dr Iain Lane

When | Saturday 11 November 2023, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Where | Offa Room  

Cost | £25


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