Marriage was an important institution in Renaissance Florence, particularly among the upper classes. Consequently, many works of art were created when two wealthy citizens were joined in holy matrimony. This talk explores works created specifically for Florentine nuptials, such as portraits, spalliere, cassoni, and tondi. Together, Dr. Fenichel considers what these works tell us about family and love in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Emily Fenichel earned her doctorate from the University of Virginia with a dissertation considering Michelangelo’s images of the Virgin Mary, and is currently working on a book exploring Michelangelo’s late period. Dr. Fenichel serves as an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University.
Seating is limited. Online tickets highly recommended. Tickets do not include Museum admission.