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Art in Florence: Fra Angelico, Radical Monks, and a Bonfire of Vanities

  • Jones Gallery 1 Charlotte Street Saint John Canada (map)

Jones Gallery curator, Sarah Jones, presents the third talk in a summer-long lecture series on Art in Florence. Tonight Sarah shares her favourite place to visit in Florence: the Dominican convent of San Marco. We will discuss the work and impact of two of its most famous inhabitants from the Renaissance period - artist Fra Angelico and radical preacher and friar Girolamo Savonarola. Sarah will look at Fra Angelico’s remarkable fresco cycle inside San Marco. We will then turn to Savonarola’s radical teachings, influence over Florence, and his (fiery) legacy.

Each lecture in the Art in Florence series is a stand-alone talk. No previous attendance or Florence-knowledge necessary!

Art history lectures at Jones Gallery are free and open to the public. Donations to support the ongoing lecture series are gratefully accepted by not required.

Earlier Event: July 23
Art in Florence: Botticelli
Later Event: August 22
Jones Gallery Night [four]