Slavery and the Early Renaissance Art World
Public Lecture by Carl Strehlke, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
from 17:30 to 19:30
|Where||Florence, Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies|
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Slavery was widespread in fifteenth-century Europe, but little is known about artists who were slaves, or who owned slaves. The career of a Catalan painter who used slave labor tells us much about the mechanics of slavery in the art world, and raises questions about artist workshops elsewhere including Florence.