Study day on "Donatello & The Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance"

5 Mar 2021
4:00 pm
Zoom meeting
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£10 donation is requested for this study day of 2 lectures. Each will last 45minutes with a short break in between and tiime for questions. Non-members please email richmond@theartssociety.org for the Zoom link and payment details.

Lecture summary
Donatello may have been born, in Florence, over 600 years ago, but his sculpture is so powerful that it still speaks directly to us today. Working alongside masters such as Brunelleschi, Ghiberti and Masaccio, he was one of the pioneers of the Renaissance and helped to change the way people looked at the world. From delicate idealism and startling realism, to the astonishing emotional force of his later works, this survey looks at the huge range of his sculpture, setting it against the vivid and colourful world of Italian politics in the age of the Renaissance.

Lecturer details - Jo Walton
She has combined teaching and lecturing with a career in art bookselling and has been a volunteer guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Now a freelance lecturer for The Arts Society, the Art Fund, the National Gallery and Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and local art societies.

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