The Day The Renaissance Died with Hilary Bockham - Context Travel

The Day The Renaissance Died with Hilary Bockham


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The Renaissance was ​a Golden Era that produced some of the world's greatest art, philosophy, and architecture and might have lasted forever. How did it come about in the first place, why did it end, and what came afterward?  Join Hilary Bockham to discover what led up to the events which played out on that fateful day in May 1527 and consider how the aftermath still affects our modern lives today.

In early 1527 tens of thousands of furious, unpaid mercenary soldiers marched 350 miles from Milan to Rome in order to sack the city and pick up their own wages. In the early dawn of May 6th, 1527 that was exactly what they did, subjecting the city to the most immediate, brutal, and torturous sack Rome has ever undergone. Over the next 8 months, the city was reduced to a population of just ten thousand broken souls. When Henry VIII also weighed in it seemed possible that Rome would never redeem its position as a major world power. 

This fast-moving and interactive discussion will give a brief overview of Western Art History beginning in Egypt, explaining how the High Renaissance came to a peak in Italy in the early years of the sixteenth century. Martin Luther's appalled reaction to the excess which he encountered during his 1510 visit had contributed to a growing hatred for Rome, The Papacy, and the Catholic church and led to the events which culminated in this horrifically destructive attack, thus hastening the end of the Golden Era of The Renaissance, and preparing the stage for Caravaggio, Bernini and the Baroque.

Led by an expert on Roman art and history, Hilary Bockham, this seminar will explore the development of The Renaissance, its transition to the Baroque, and the changes in art, life and thought that ensued.  Designed to inform curiosity and future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of what the Renaissance actually was and how it came to end.

Hilary has been a Context expert since 2006. She was born in England, where she studied Art and Literature and began her career there as an art teacher. A few years later she followed her interest in fashion and costume and became an internationally successful fashion designer. She designed costumes for several international dance companies and was a guest lecturer at several UK Design Colleges. For ten years before her arrival in Italy in 2005, she ran her own Exhibition Services company, providing customized services for Art Galleries and Museums throughout Britain. She specializes in Renaissance and Baroque art in Rome.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
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A.M.
Hilary does it again!

This lecture was full of clear and interesting information about the history of art and how the Renaissance ended. I had to miss the live presentation, but I just finished watching the recording, and I again come away educated and entertained. Thank you, Hilary for what you offer. I do hope you develop many Context lectures in the future.

R
R.M.
Bockham

Superb lecturer.

K
K.S.
Worth waiting for, one of the best Conversations I've seen

I missed this talk the first time it was given and waited nearly a year for its repeat - and it was better than I'd hoped for. Overflowing with knowledge, presented with enthusiasm and generosity, the sweep of art history up through the Baroque with a look-in to modernism, convincingly made. Expertly done, like all of her talks - more, please!

S
S.J.
A comprhensive and witty review of art from the Egyptians to the Baroque

Wow! She covered a lot of ground in a most painless fashion, while giving us more food for thought afterward. I have trod this ground before, but never with such a laser focus. Well done!

J
J.S.

a very interesting seminar..
Hilary Bockham presents an interesting and stimulating survey of highlights of the story of the renaissance . She is fascinating stimulating, and organized. She presents so much information, one must listen again to the recording to get added information
she cannot go over in an hour . With the recording, one gets two
classes, and not just one

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
84%
(32)
8%
(3)
3%
(1)
5%
(2)
0%
(0)
A
A.M.
Hilary does it again!

This lecture was full of clear and interesting information about the history of art and how the Renaissance ended. I had to miss the live presentation, but I just finished watching the recording, and I again come away educated and entertained. Thank you, Hilary for what you offer. I do hope you develop many Context lectures in the future.

R
R.M.
Bockham

Superb lecturer.

K
K.S.
Worth waiting for, one of the best Conversations I've seen

I missed this talk the first time it was given and waited nearly a year for its repeat - and it was better than I'd hoped for. Overflowing with knowledge, presented with enthusiasm and generosity, the sweep of art history up through the Baroque with a look-in to modernism, convincingly made. Expertly done, like all of her talks - more, please!

S
S.J.
A comprhensive and witty review of art from the Egyptians to the Baroque

Wow! She covered a lot of ground in a most painless fashion, while giving us more food for thought afterward. I have trod this ground before, but never with such a laser focus. Well done!

J
J.S.

a very interesting seminar..
Hilary Bockham presents an interesting and stimulating survey of highlights of the story of the renaissance . She is fascinating stimulating, and organized. She presents so much information, one must listen again to the recording to get added information
she cannot go over in an hour . With the recording, one gets two
classes, and not just one