Federico Zuccaro and his intellectual circle

Wednesday 29 November, 18.00–19.30

Federico Zuccaro and his intellectual circle

Clare Robertson (Reading)

Federico Zuccaro (1539/40-1609 was one of the most widely travelled of Italian artists of his time, with visits to the Low Countries, England and Spain, as well as extensive stays in Northern Italy. During these travels, he came into contact with many intellectuals, and literary Academies. He was also involved in the foundation of two of the most important artistic Academies founded in Italy – the Accademia del Disegno in Florence, and the Accademia di San Luca in Rome, of which he was the first Prencipe. Towards the end of his life, he wrote extensively on the theory of art. This lecture explores his intellectual contacts and their influences on his ideas about art.