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Botticelli's Florence Paula Nuttall Wednesday 08 January 2020

Botticelli is one of the best-loved of the Florentine renaissance.  This lecture looks at his career and at the city that shaped his art, putting his paintings in their historical context, and showing how they reflect Botticelli's world.  From the Birth of Venus and Primavera, painted during the golden age of the Medici in 1494, Botticelli's paintings are not only stunning works of art, but visual testimony to one of the most eventful periods in Florentine history.