Monday 5th April via Zoom at 6:30pm
Session One – ‘Patronage and Pageantry’ Benozzo Gozzoli’s Procession of the Magi, 1459.
A resplendent cavalcade of the Medici family in the guise of the three adoring Magi; this work was commissioned by Piero di Cosimo de’ Medici to adorn his family’s private chapel in the Palazzo Medici, Florence. It is a veritable feast for the eyes in terms of courtly pomp and circumstance. Flora and fauna abound, alongside Medicean heraldry and flagrant self-promotion. Listen to Nick’s talk on the artwork by clicking on the audio clip below: