Matthew Lickona 12:30 p.m., Nov. 14
Linda Blair Lectures: Jan Van Eyck
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library welcomes back art historian Linda Blair with a new lecture series, Dreams and Enchantment: Jan van Eyck. The three-part Thursday evening lecture series is designed to transport us to an otherworldly realm of noble knights and dreaming ladies, caparisoned steeds, and fairy-tale castle--all our reveries of the Arthurian knightly dream--in short, to 15th century Burgundy and the last glow of late medieval art. November 21: Van Eyck and the Intersection of Reality and Enchantment Art has always been bedeviled by the tension--the irreconcilability--between realism and spirituality, between the material world and that of the spirit. But Van Eyck was able to reconcile the seemingly irreconcilable, rendering convincing, tangible settings, perfect cubes of light-filled spaces, that also resonate with the tensile strength of deep piety through use of symbolism. This is art that exists at the intersection of reality and enchantment.
- When: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Cost: $14 - $19 | Get tickets