The Art of the Italian Renaissance
Sep 24, 1999
Based on the premise that art reflects the prevailing philosophy of its era, these lectures trace the development of Renaissance art and relate it to the intellectual climate of this brilliant period in history. Mrs. Sures illustrates how, from Masaccio to Michelangelo, in subject and in style, Renaissance painting and sculpture were visual expressions of the rebirth of interest in man and the world.
Subjects include: subject and style in pre-Renaissance painting; the role of classical antiquity in Renaissance art; the discovery and philosophical significance of perspective; the nude; landscapes and portraiture. Artists include: Giotto, Masaccio, Ghiberti, Donatello, Verrocchio, Piero della Francesca, Uccello, Botticelli, and the three giants of the High Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael.
The lectures will coordinate with Lyceum's Italy tour, featuring art works to be seen on the tour of Rome and Florence.
(This is a revised version of lectures given at a conference in 1994.)