The focus of this workshop was the fourteenth-century fresco cycle known as the Buon Governo by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico.
Learn about the workshop director: Quentin Skinner, University of Cambridge (now at Queen Mary, University of London)
Tuesday, December 1: The Civic Philosophy of the Early Renaissance
Professor Skinner considered the social and political theory represented in the frescoes and their relationship to Aristotelian moral and political philosophy.
Wednesday, December 2: Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Buon Governo
Professor Skinner reinterpreted the meaning of the fresco cycle as a whole and considered the authenticity of certain sections of the cycle
Thursday, December 3: Seminar discussion
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