When: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 – 2-3 p.m.
Where: MFA’s Sharf Visitor Center – 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA [map]
In this Gallery Talk, led by graduate student lecturer Lindsay Alberts, we will explore sculptures and decorative art objects that connect the Italian Renaissance to ancient Rome.
Italian art in the period from roughly 1400 to 1600 was so deeply fascinated with looking to ancient models that the period itself is now known as a “rebirth,” or “Renaissance,” of Classical ideas and inspirations.
The talk will discover portraits, plates, and even miniature statues in the Renaissance galleries that are strikingly similar to objects found in the ancient Roman galleries, and will look at the variety of ways in which these visual similarities reflect political, social, and intellectual connections between Renaissance Italy and ancient Rome.
Admission free with Admission – No Ticket Required.
This event is free with cost of admission.