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Art for the Uninitiated 2: The Renaissance - repeat

  • Jun 23, 2013 · 3:30 PM
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This will be an introductions to the great ideas of the Renaissance in Italy.

From around 1450 great patrons and their artists rediscover the art and literature of the ancient Greeks. At the same time they begin to notice how the world actually looks and functions. What follows is one of the greatest periods of human achievement - where paintings begin to imitate reality through discovery of perspective and anatomy, but also idealise it after the fashion of ancient Greeks. Art no longer served the Church exclusively, rich and powerful patrons want art to decorate their palaces and show off their learning. Venice becomes the centre of sumptuous, colourful and often erotic mythological scenes.

We will look at Piero della Francesca, Leonardo, Botticelli, Raphael, Veronese and Titian.

A cup of tea in the National Gallery cafe afterwards for a chat and a bit of socialising.

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  • Lydia B.

    Thank you all who wrote in and I'm glad you are finding the sessions useful. It is true that I have been making careful selections intended to highlight the most essential characteristics of the period so that those ideas can be remembered more easily. It is also true that they apply of many other paintings of the time.

    Looking forward to seeing you all for the next session on the Baroque.

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You certainly know your art ! I found it very interesting ..would like to have covered a few more pictures but I believe you chose carefully so that you could point out very pertinent facts that applied equally to other Renaissance artworks

    June 25, 2013

  • Kotsari

    Really good meet-up, would have liked to talk about more paintings...Will come again

    June 23, 2013

  • Joyce

    Really informative, not too long. Learned a lot.

    June 23, 2013

  • Carol

    Really informative, enjoyable and would highly recommend the meetup, looking forward to '...Art for the Uninitiated 3', thank you Lydia

    June 23, 2013

  • Jessie H.

    SorrY a lot of members of my family are not well Very sorry to miss it

    June 22, 2013

    • Lydia B.

      I'm sorry Jessie, hope they all get better soon. Maybe see you next time.

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a great meet up, looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow, see you then -Raja

    June 22, 2013

  • Julian C.

    Hi. I'm going to try again since so many have said they enjoyed it.

    June 19, 2013

    • Lydia B.

      Great - but please make sure you know where to find us and please come on time. It would be great to have you Julian.

      June 19, 2013

  • Ariane R.

    Hi Lydia,
    I'd love to come, but I can't give a definite yet. I shall RSVP closer to the time

    June 19, 2013

    • Lydia B.

      That's ok Arianne, just let me know when you can be sure

      June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just seen this option. As I have to miss the tour on the 14th, I would love to come to this one instead !

    June 4, 2013

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