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#53 Jona Ostiglio ~ a Medici Era Jewish Artist:A Conversation with Piergabriele Mancuso

Saturday, December 10th on Zoom

10am Los Angeles, 11am Phoenix, 1pm NY & Toronto, 6pm London, 7pm Italy

Piergabriele Mancuso, noted scholar and director of the Jewish Studies Program of the Medici Archive Project, returns to Paola’s Studiolo to share one of his newest discoveries, the life and works of the Jewish painter, Jona Ostiglio (c. 1620 – after 1695).

Although he was a painter of the Medici court and a member of prestigious Academia delle Arti e Disegno, Ostiglio’s existence was practically unknown until now. We will learn of the context in which Ostiglio created his works in Florence, and a movie-worthy love story in his life. Mancuso will show us eight works he believes Ostiglio painted, including beautiful still lifes of fish and several landscape paintings from the collection of the Uffizi gallery.


Minimum suggested donation: $20

This talk is free for Friends of Paola's Studiolo!

Look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

Warmest regards,


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