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Italian Renaissance Drawing: Design, Form and Function

This course will look at the powerhouse behind the Italian Renaissance – the drawing.


Looking at a variety of drawings across 300 years you will see examples of the practise from Verrocchio, Raphael, and Ghirlandaio. There will also be individual classes dedicated to Leonardo and Michelangelo. The course will demonstrate how behind every great Renaissance painting is an equally astounding drawing. Artists were judged firstly not by the quality of their paintings, but by their skill in drawing. We will bring together some of those paintings with their accompanying drawings to demonstrate the importance of drawing upon the Renaissance without which there could be no Renaissance. You will examine how these, at first purely functional objects, were made and how they would eventually be regarded as works of art in their own right. The 8 lectures will be complemented by 2 visits to the Prints and Drawings Departments of the Royal Collection, Windsor and the British Museum.

Leonardo da Vinci – Composition, Experiment and Design

In this morning lecture you will see why drawings come to dominate the output of Leonardo and what did he hope to achieve with over 6,000? You will look at his peripatetic life from Florence to Milan, to Rome and France, through a selection of his drawings, his interests in proportion, the mind of Man, workings of the human body, WMD’s, anti- Semitism, obsession with reproduction and man-powered flight. We will gain an insight into his mind, the difficulties he had in carrying out dissections and how he achieved fame but ultimately no fortune.


Speaker(s):

Mr Leslie Primo | talks

 

Date and Time:

19 November 2015 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£49

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info@thecoursestudies.co.uk

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