Instructor: Benjamin C. Tilghman
Thursday, April 18, 5:30 pm
Cost per class: $24 Members, $29 Non-Members
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Between East and West: Renaissance Art and the Islamic World–When we think of the places of the Renaissance we might think of Florence, Venice, and Rome, but we should also think of Istanbul and Cairo. This lecture will consider the exchanges back and forth between Renaissance Italy and the Islamic world, from Filippo Lippi’s use of faux-Arabic writing in his paintings to Mimar Sinan’s ambition to create a mosque that would rival Michelangelo’s renovation of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
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.