Woven Mulberries, Abandoned Oaks, and Gilded Larches: Exploring the Tree in the History of Art (Session 1: Renaissance) 10/13

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Sunday, October 13, 2019          1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join Benjamin Tilghman, assistant professor of art and art history at Washington College, for this lecture series that considers some instances where artists have made trees the primary subject of their artworks. The series aims toward developing a deeper understanding of the relationships among humans, trees, and the environment as a whole. 

This week's program will focus on the Renaissance artists Albrecht Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, and Leonardo da Vinci. While all three helped to revolutionize artistic depictions of the natural world, their approaches are different in ways that highlight diverging ideas about nature in the sixteenth century.

This is the first in a series of three lectures. The program on October 20 will cover the Romantic era, while the October 27 session will focus on contemporary artists. The stand-alone talks can be enjoyed individually or as a series. 

Photo: Albrecht Altdorfer, "Large Spruce," 1517


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