Fri, May 19|
Hybrid (online or in person)
Cultural exchange: the influence of Islamic art in Palermo, Sicily
This lecture looks at secular & religious art and architecture of Palermo (Sicily) during the 12th century. A combination of Islamic, Byzantine and Romanesque artistic elements it is a treasure throve of artistic output. More information below
Time & Location
May 19, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
Hybrid (online or in person), Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
About the Event
Controlled by the Normans, Sicily and its capital Palermo became a showcase for Europe where different traditions lived together peacefully. This cultural syncretism combined Islamic, Byzantine and Romanesque artistic elements, with the aim of displaying multiculturalism as an exhibition of power.
Delivered by Chiara de Nicolais, assistant curator at the Middle East department at the Victoria & Albert Museum
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