Instructor: Benjamin C. Tilghman
Thursday, March 21, 5:30 pm
Cost per class: $24 Members, $29 Non-Members
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Pulling the Purse Strings: Understanding Patronage in Renaissance Art–Much as we celebrate the artists in the Renaissance, their artistic achievements are the result of collaborations with the people who commissioned the works. Far from merely paying the bills, patrons often played a crucial role in determining the content, format, and even the style of an artwork. This lecture will look at works by Donatello, Mantegna, Michelangelo, and more to see how patronage shaped the art in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Science, Religion, and Power in Renaissance Art: Dive deep into the art and practices of acclaimed Renaissance artists and the sociopolitical and historical context in which they worked. Sign up for one of the lectures below or all four.
March 21: Pulling the Purse Strings: Understanding Patronage in Renaissance Art
April 4: New Ways of Seeing: Optics, Geometry, and Perspective in Renaissance Art
April 18: Between East and West: Renaissance Art and the Islamic World
May 2: Praising Sister Earth: Perceptions of Nature in Renaissance Art
Four Week Series Cost: $90 Members, $100 Non-members
Benjamin C. Tilghman is associate professor and chair of Art + Art History at Washington College and a member of the Material Collective, a collaborative working group of art historians that explores innovative and more humane modes of scholarship. A specialist in Medieval, Renaissance, and Islamic art, he previously worked at the Walters Art Museum and is currently chair of Chestertown’s Public Arts Committee.