SERIES: The Art Market. Private passions. Beauty all around - Collecting frameworks, in conversation with antiquarians and experts - Under the aegis of Costantino D’Orazio, art historian, in collaboration with the Associazione Antiquari d’Italia
SPEAKERS: Gherardo Turchi, and Glauco Angeletti
DATE: Tuesday 30 May, 6.30 pm
PLACE: Sala del Refettorio
This talk will centre on a rapid overview of the evolution of bladed weapons in Europe between 1200 and 1800. It will also cover the evolution of the defence apparel tasked with providing a protective response to the use of said arms. 1200 marked a watershed not only as concerns a shift in battle tactics and the figures concerned but also and primarily a complete upheaval regarding the decorative dictates of the weapons, which with a slow and unstoppable development culminated in the sublime 16th and 17th century creation of weapons and armaments still admired worldwide.