Two famous women of the Italian Renaissance: Lucrezia Borgia and Isabella d’Este

Le 05/03/2019 de 18:00 à 20:00
46 ter Rue Sainte-Catherine, 45000 Orléans, France


This conference will take place in the Erasmus room at the Maison des Association d'Orléans. It will be given by Annick GENTY and Marie-Hélène VIVIANI.

Isabelle d’Este, Marquise of Mantua, was one of the great ladies of the Italian Renaissance (1474-1539). Considered one of the most important patrons of the Italian Renaissance, she imposed a figure of a literate woman, close to humanists, in search of beauty. Throughout her life, she acquired a remarkable collection of works of art, of which the Louvre Museum can be proud today.

Lucrezia Borgia (1480-1519) has one of the most abhorred names, a name marred by the crime of lust and incest. However, a number of historians, relying on archival documents, now tend to give an image of Lucretia that is far removed from the commonly used sulphurous image, the genesis of which will be detailed. Daughter of the Pope, then Duchess of Ferrara, her life was not a long, quiet river.

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Association amicale et Culturelle Orléans de Rencontres Franco-Italiennes.

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