Serenella Sessini

Obtaining the SRS Museum and Gallery Award of £350 has given me the possibility to cover some costs related to the publication of images in the book Music in the Art of Renaissance Italy c.1420-1540, contracted to publish with the Brepols imprint Harvey Miller in 2019. The book co-authored by Tim Shephard, Sanna Ranninen, Serenella Sessini, and Laura Stefanescu, focuses on the visual representations of music – as music-making, notation or instruments, or musical stories and symbols – that were common in Renaissance Italy. It offers the first detailed survey of the representation of music in the art of Renaissance Italy, and in the process opens up new vistas within the social and cultural history of Italian Renaissance music and art.