Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Italian Walk at Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Saturday 4pm

Drawing on their deep network of art historians and educators, Context has announced this 3-hour thematic walk in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, focused on five centuries of Italian art.

The walk begins with the work of Duccio and Giotto, two artists who revolutionized painting in the 14th century, revitalizing the Byzantine tradition and moving towards naturalism. Artists like Fra Carnevale, Andrea Mantegna, Fra Filippo Lippi and his pupil Botticelli will all be reviewed.

The walk also explores the 16th-century paintings from traditional centers of Florence and Rome as well as from important artistic centers of Mantua, Milan, Urbino, Parma, and Ferrara, including masterpieces by Raphael and Correggio. Included are works from The Venetian School and its High Renaissance style with works by Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto.

The evolution of Renaissance painting into the period of Mannerism in the second half of the century is next, exemplified by artists such as Bronzino and Parmigianino, followed by the return of naturalism through Caravaggio and and the revised classicism of Annibale Caracci, an early Baroque artist. 17th Century Baroque artists including Guercino, Reni, and Luca Giordano, will be studied as the precursors to the development of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's jubilant Rococo style in the 18th-century.

The price is $65 per person. Click here to register.

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