Six Weeks in Florence: The Early Renaissance in Italy 1400-1499
In this series of lectures, trace the roots of the birth of the early Renaissance in Florence and examine the works of many of the major artists and their impact on the evolution of painting, sculpture, goldsmithing and architecture. Among the many celebrated works studied are Masaccio and Masolino’s decorations in the Brancacci Chapel, Ghiberti’s two sets of doors for the Baptistery, Brunelleschi’s dome for the Duomo and Medici Church of San Lorenzo, and Donatello’s sculptures.
JUSTIN NEWELL has been lecturing on art history for UBC Continuing Studies since 1985. His knowledge of history, art, political events and famous sights are woven into captivating and easy to understand lectures and presentations. A practicing artist, he also adjudicates art competitions and creates images in many media including watercolour, acrylics, oil, oil pastels, pencils and mixed media.
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