How they Were Seen - Sculpture

A lecture by Alan Pascuzzi


Renaissance Florence was filled with sculptures created by  the great masters like Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio and Michelangelo - most of which were executed for specific locations in churches, palaces and public spaces.  In many cases, these works have long since been taken from their original location, placed in museums.  And some have even lost much of their original decorative elements.  This talk will recreate how some of the most famous sculptures of the Renaissance were seen in their original placement and with their original ornamentation to give a fascinating look into 'how they were seen.'


If you are in Florence and would like to attend the lecture in person at the British Institute Library, please register here or send an email to

The registration fee is 12 Euro per person. All participants are invited to wear a mask throughout the event. 


To join this lecture online, simply click on this link to register and receive the Zoom meeting invitation:

The virtual doors will open at 18:00 Italian time on Wednesday 25th October. 


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