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2018 May 31

Thursday Seminar “Point, Ground, Figure, Field”

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall, Villa I Tatti

jjWe owe the Italian Renaissance picture more than the ideal human figure.  Experiments in figuration, whether they involve contour or sfumato, cannot exist without ground, here understood in three senses of the word: first, the preparation of a given support (such as a gesso ground on panel); second, the plane on which figures stand; and third, the field in and against which figuration occurs.... Read more about Thursday Seminar “Point, Ground, Figure, Field”

2018 May 03

Thursday Seminar “Economic Institutions and Networks between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The Genoese Trading Diaspora (ca. 1450-1530)”

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall, Villa I Tatti

jjThe transatlantic slave trade and the plantation complex are well-studied subjects, but scholars have rightly pointed out that we do not clearly understand the earliest phases, at the beginning of the sixteenth century. ... Read more about Thursday Seminar “Economic Institutions and Networks between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The Genoese Trading Diaspora (ca. 1450-1530)”

2018 Mar 01

Bruno Zevi. A joint lecture by Caspar Pearson and Roberto Dulio

6:00pm

Location: 

Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Via dei Servi 51, 50122 Firenze

jjFaced with the task of reconstruction following the Second World War, architects interpreted the Renaissance in a variety of ways. Sometimes seen as a model of ‘rebirth,’ the Renaissance could also appear as the chief repository of the defunct canons from which modern architects had to escape. Bruno Zevi continually negotiated such oppositions in his historical and critical writings, as he sought to interrogate the meaning of the Renaissance for the modern world.... Read more about Bruno Zevi. A joint lecture by Caspar Pearson and Roberto Dulio

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