‘Finding Renaissance bronze-founders & sculptors in the Veneto: Joseph de Levis and Il Bresciano’ with Charles Avery
Event date and time: 21 February 6.45pm
A joint event with the British-Italian Society
Tickets: Friends of Venice in Peril and Members of the British-Italian Society £20, others £25, doors open at 6.30, lecture 6.45pm (ticket price includes a glass of wine after the lecture)
NB Friends of Venice in Peril please log in to your account for the Friends’ discount for this event. (Members of the BIS should buy their discounted tickets from the BIS website)
At the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BE
Charles Avery is a specialist in European, particularly Italian, sculpture. A graduate in Classics from Cambridge University, he obtained a Diploma in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute and a doctorate for published work from Cambridge. Charles was Deputy Keeper of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum (1966-79) and a Director of Christie’s for a decade. Since 1990 he has been an independent historian, consultant, writer and lecturer.
Charles’ books include Florentine Renaissance Sculpture (1970), Donatello: an Introduction (1994), Giambologna, the Complete Sculpture (1987), Bernini, Genius of the Baroque (1997 – paperback, 2006), The Triumph of Motion: Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) and the Art of Sculpture (2008), A School of Dolphins (2009) and Joseph De Levis & Company: Renaissance Bronze-Founders in Verona (2016). His latest book is Il Bresciano: Bronze-caster of Renaissance Venice.