Online Talk: Knowing Botticelli
Date: 17 November 2020
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Online (via Zoom)
Registration: required; free
This online talk aimed to complement the current exhibition “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Botticelli and His Times– Masterworks from the Uffizi” (open until 24 Feb 2021) at Hong Kong Museum of Art. Our speaker Dr Sim Hinman Wan, who teaches Italian Renaissance art and architecture at the Department of Art History, HKU, provided some contextual information for audience to further their understanding of Botticelli’s works on display. Wan’s talk covered famous works by this extraordinary Florentine artist and other pieces which were commissioned by the Medici family. There was an in depth discussion on the discourse of Botticelli as well.
“Congratulations on a very successful zoom talk with Dr Wan yesterday. I enjoyed it very much and learned a lot, so hopefully more prepared for my visit to the exhibition.”