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Humanities on the Road: Cities of European Art: Florence & Paris
March 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
In Collaboration with Sampson Community College in Clinton, NC
Creative artwork emerges in every human culture and historical era, but certain places have become especially influential centers of artistic work. This Dialogues seminar will focus on the influential development of new artwork and artistic institutions in two of the most important centers of European art: Florence and Paris. Two art historians will analyze the distinctive artistic creativity in these cities and note how the early modern cultural context influenced the lives and aspirations of innovative artists. The seminar will offer new historical perspectives by comparing the Florentine Renaissance with the art of Revolutionary-era Paris and showing how the artistic cultures in these places and times differed or converged.
TOPICS & SPEAKERS
The City as Work of Art: Florence
Mary Pardo, Associate Professor of Art and Art History
The Emergence of a Modern Art World in Paris, 1776–1848
Kathryn Desplanque, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Art and Art History
Why Did Art Become So Important in the Cultural History of Florence and Paris?
A panel discussion with our speakers
This event is free and open to the public.
TIME & PLACE
Thursday March 21, 2019 from 11:00am – 1:30pm