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November 2021

History Associates: “Wonders of Medieval Rome” Talk by Carol Lansing

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
21 W. Anapamu Street, 21 Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara,

Recent research, discoveries and restorations are dramatically changing how scholars view medieval Rome. The city was hardly the artistic and cultural backwater we had imagined: instead, as Julian Gardner writes, it was a crucible for the arts.  This talk will set out some of those finds.  The Aula Gotica frescoes are just one fascinating example. In the 1240s a cardinal constructed a Gothic palace attached to a convent, with a grand reception hall decorated with innovative secular paintings of extraordinary quality.…

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