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

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

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.

Art in Florence: Botticelli

Art in Florence: Botticelli

Jones Gallery curator, Sarah Jones, presents the second talk in a summer-long lecture series on Art in Florence. Tonight she discusses the life and work of Renaissance artist, Sandro Botticelli, with special focus on paintings in the Uffizi collection - Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Primavera.

Why Notre Dame Matters

Why Notre Dame Matters

A tribute to the still-standing Notre Dame and an explanation of why it serves as a captivating example of French Gothic architecture. Lecture presented by Jones Gallery curator Sarah Jones, who has visited Paris and Notre Dame many times and, like the rest of the world, watched the events of April 15th unfold with dread. Here's to Paris.

Hieronymus Bosch & The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch & The Garden of Earthly Delights

A close look at Hieronymus Bosch’s famous triptych in this art history talk with gallery curator, Sarah Jones.
Gambolling sinners engaging in orgiastic fantasies, strange and exotic animals, a hellscape with bewildering and nightmarish figures.