Sun, Jun 25|
Jewels in Italian Renaissance Paintings
(London 7pm, New York 2pm, Chicago 1pm, Los Angeles 11am) Presented by Amanda Triossi
Time & Location
Jun 25, 8:00 PM GMT+2
About the Event
The talk will provide an overview of jewels depicted in Italian female portraits during the 1400s and
the 1500s. Portraits of this period provide an invaluable record of jewellery of the time as little of it
has survived, these paintings clearly illustrate the fashionable types of ornaments and show how the
jewels were worn during this time.
It is interesting to note that during the 1400s the majority of important Florentine painters such as:
Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pollaiolo and Verrocchio were trained also as goldsmiths. Their familiarity
with jewelled ornaments inevitably led these artists to depict jewels with great accuracy and
prompted them to depict jewels profusely also in paintings of religious subject matter. The
differences and similarities with jewels depicted in secular images will be explored and explained,
revealing also some hidden secrets.