UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
EARLY RENAISSANCE ART IN ITALY
THE HEWLETT PUBLIC LIBRARY, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett, NY Thursdays, July 9, 16 & 23, 11 AM
(ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATIONS)
Thursday, July 9 -
Rebirth of Humanism: The 1300s saw the spread of a new naturalism in the painting of Giotto--cut short by the "Black Plague" at mid-century.
Thursday, July 16 -
Perspective and "Diabolical Science": In the early 1400s, architect Brunelleschi invented linear perspective to depict illusory space with mathematical accuracy.
Thursday, July 23 - Sculpture Steps out of its Niche: In the work of Donatello, sculpture assumed a new sense of authority reflecting the rise of individualism and the revival of humanism.
Dr. Raverty has taught courses in both Florence and Rome. Join him in these virtual visits to central Italy, the palaces, museums, churches, public squares and cool shady gardens. See how the revived philosophy of humanism and the new sense of scientific scrutiny informed the art of this period.
CONTEMPLATIVE WORKS OF VISUAL ART
(ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION)
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Sunday, June 7, 11:30
Contemplative works of art created between 1500-2000 (by Christians, Jews and nonbelievers), will be critically examined as case studies and as partial answers to existential questions surrounding the meaning of human suffering and coping with loss.
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87264446035?pwd=bkU3cTVYemJXY0grbUhtejZiOWF1UT09 Meeting ID: 872 6444 6035