Sacred & Profane Art In Padua

Spring 2020 Online Courses
May 05, 2020 11:00 am
Online Class - Zoom Link to Follow
Registration for this event closed at April 30, 2020 .


Padua, the picturesque and oldest city in Italy, has been the center of culture since antiquity and especially during the Renaissance. This mini course focuses on the artistic achievements of Renaissance Florentine artists such as Giotto and Donatello and Venetian painter Andrea Mantegna. In 1300, The Scrovegni family invited Giotto to paint their chapel with religious themes. In 1450, the Narni family commissioned Donatello to sculpt in bronze an equestrian monument, Gattamelata. While the Venetian painter Mantegna decorated the Overtari Chapel in 1450 (partially destroyed during WWII). Giotto and his school also decorated the walls of the Palazzo della Ragione (Medieval Town Hall) with stories about the Labor of the Months, the Zodiac Sigs, and the Planets. Note: This course is open to current 2019/2020 Beacon Hill Seminars members only.  It will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, from May 5 through May 28.