ILHAM Conversations

PROGRAMMESOCT 2017-FEB 2018

ILHAM CONVERSATIONS

ANGELS IN THE FLESH:
Courtesans and Culture in Renaissance Italy

2 DEC 2017, 3:00PM

Why were the intellectual courtesans —whose art consisted primarily of the pleasures of the senses but who were required to be poets, musicians, conversationalists, and much more — so threatening?

Our speaker Lynne Lawner will take you on a voyage back to the 16th century, to the lavish papal and ducal courts of Italy and, above all, to the luxurious emporium and international melting-pot that Renaissance Venice had become.

Lynne Lawner is a poet, art historian, fine art photographer and translator who lives in New York. She has been a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, and the Center for Advanced Studies at the National Gallery of Art.

In collaboration with George Town Literary Festival & PUSAKA.

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