This was a wonderful lecture - great information, in depth, and fascinating. I particularly appreciated the professionalism and commitment of the speaker. There was a random power outage in her city during the class and she immediately got back to us via her smart phone so we did not have to reschedule. The lecture continued perfectly and she was not flustered at all. I really appreciated the professionalism of the speaker and the Context moderator who immediately informed us of the problem and took care of communicating with us. I can't wait for part 2 of this "tour"! Alessandra Becucci was well prepared and was a very engaging speaker! I would highly recommend this Context Conversation!
I really enjoyed this lecture. One thing about Context, you can be assured that you are learning from experts.
Alessandra was perfect...fabulous slides and lots of them. Just the right amount of detail, history and background. Best Context "tour" yet. I also loved the photos of the Uffizi building, hallways etc...empty and with crowds! Better than being there because she could put up slides of enlargements to emphasize her point, or related photos (lapis lazuli) which can't be done in person...and my feet don't hurt. I can't wait to return to Florence, but this was the very best next thing to being there!
This is a wonderful lecture that explains so many details of the paintings one would see at the Uffizi but without the feeling of needing to move along. Highly recommended before you go in order to enjoy the Galleries to the fullest extent.
Wishing for two hours...very good intro!