Artists' Payment in the Renaissance
30 June 2021 - 18:00
Virtual Wednesday Lecture, on Zoom
by Alan Pascuzzi
Behind the beauty of Renaissance paintings and sculptures, there is the simple fact that painters and sculptors were paid for their skills to produce works of art. Based on the fame of artists like Donatello, Leonardo or Michelangelo, it is assumed that they never had problems with payment. This talk will explore the extant information of how artists were paid in the Renaissance beginning as an apprentice, as young artists just beginning their careers and as recognized masters. The discussion will also include anecdotal payment experiences of present-day art commissions executed in Florence to demonstrate that even after centuries, payment can be problematic.
If you are in Florence and would like to attend the lecture in person at the British Institute Library, please register here. Only the first 20 registrations can be accepted. Please note, only people with confirmed registrations can attend the lecture in person. The cost is 10 Euro per person.
To join this lecture with Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81171168744?pwd=U21UZWlhSER1RHk4R0drK3gwZ2tWdz09 at 18:00 on Wednesday 30th June.