1 – 3 pm
We will focus on the complex relationships among the realities of art creation in Renaissance Italy, the theories advanced by critics and artists, and the mythologizing of artists and of their creative processes. We will discuss contemporary writings on art and analyze some of the greatest works by some of the period’s greatest artists including Giotto, Donatello, Botticelli, and the towering geniuses of the High Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.
Jeff Nigro is an art historian and lecturer; he was affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago for over twenty years.
Vasari, Giorgio. Lives of the Artists, Volume I. Trans. George Bull. Penguin Classics, 1988. ISBN: 0140445005
Course packet, to be purchased in class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Eight sessions, $190