'With exquisite workmanship and skill': il parato di S.Giovanni embroidered from designs by Antonio Pollaiolo

24 June 2020 - 18:00

Virtual Cultural Event, on Zoom

by Mark Roberts

 

The most detailed Florentine treatment of the life of St John the Baptist - patron saint of Florence, whose feast is on 24 June - is not to be found in painting or sculpture but in embroidery. The beautiful set of embroidered panels known as the parato di San Giovanni was made in the later fifteenth century to designs by Antonio Pollaiolo. Mark Roberts, who has always been fascinated by the parato, tells its surprising story.

 

The talk will last about 40 mins, and will be followed by a discussion using the power of video conferencing.  

 

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