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Beautiful Monsters

Wed 27th November @ 7:45 pm

Arts Society East Sussex

 

THE ARTS SOCIETY EAST SUSSEX

Beautiful Monsters: Heroic and Grotesque Armour of the Italian Renaissance

by Dr Tobias Capwell  FSA

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Armour was equipment for war and costume of a profoundly impressive kind.  Iron and steel can be sculpted into whatever extraordinary form the artist can imagine.  As the heroes and monsters of Classical antiquity proliferated in the Renaissanace psyche, noblemen began to self-identify in those terms, casting themselves as the descendants and heirs of Hercules, Hector, Alexander and Caesar.  On the front line of this movement, armourers tasked with proving those claims, and they met the challenge with some of the most magnificent expressions of their art.  Italian armourers, led by Filippo Negroli of Milan, mentioned y Vasari as “the greatest every sculptor in steel”, transformed their patrons into living sculptures – the Greco-Roman ideal of physically perfect supermen or, conversely, scaly, reptilian monsters out of some medieval nightmare.

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Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove BN3 2PJ

6.45 for 7.45pm 

Members free

Information: 01273 206458 /  www.eastsussexarts.org.uk/email: jessica.rosenthal958@gmail.com

 

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Date:
Wed 27th November
Time:
7:45 pm
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Hove Club
28 Fourth Avenue
Hove, BN3 2PJ United Kingdom
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Arts Society East Sussex
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http://www.eastsussexarts.org.uk/