There’s lots of renaissance art of less than stellar quality, it’s just not talked about as much as the great stuff;
The Borgias had to test their poisons on someone I guess?
What caught me off guard about Wright’s comment was that it seemed to be something he’d only recently realised, and he wasn’t yet sure if it was accurate?
He’s probably not alone in that, The Hollywood Reporter does a series of roundtable discussions with producers or actors or directors etc., but not together, and you can hear how each group has their own perspective on things.
Occasionally a hyphenate will appear on a roundtable, an actor who directs for example, and you can then see how they have a wider perspective than the other people in the group.