Leonardo: Tracing the Arc of the Renaissance
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library welcomes back art historian Linda Blair with a new lecture series, Leonardo. For many years now, Blair has been one of the Athenaeum’s most popular speakers.
Donatello opens the 1400s with sculpture that promulgates the humanist concept of man, discoveries which were carried forth by Masaccio, a painter of unprecedented originality. We conclude the Renaissance with the art of the saintly monk, Fra Angelico, followed by Fra Filippo Lippi, “the healthy monk,” as a shocked Victorian called him. Botticelli will bring the 1400s to a close.