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'Symphonies in Colour: The Mosaics of Ravenna' Jane Angellini Monday 11 December 2017

Jane Angellini is a freelance lecturer for the The Arts Society and other arts organisations and she runs her own art tours company specialising in cultural visits. She speaks several languages and has translated works of 19th century Russian Literature for Penguin books and Oxford University Press.

Ravenna with its 5th and 6th century churches, baptistries and mausoleums has some of the finest examples of early Christian art with a kaleidoscopic array of glittering wall mosaics. The Renaissance excelled in producing work of great beauty and technical perfection in Ravenna, and Dante describes the mosaics as ‘a great symphony of colour, their characteristics being clarity, harmony, brilliant colours and a decorative rhythmic design.’

image © Conway Library, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.