Masterpieces of the Renaissance – spotlight on 20 great paintings

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre

Special Event

Masterpieces of the Renaissance – spotlight on 20 great paintings

Day Saturday
Date25th February 2023
Time 10:00 - 12:30
Presenter Dr Jeannie Labno
Cost £12.00
Room Main Hall
Availability 30/30 Places
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Event Description
Using my personal selection of 20 paintings I will examine the styles and techniques of the leading artists of the Renaissance. Starting with Giotto – widely recognised as the first Renaissance artist – the lecture traces the history and development of the movement through an analysis of the seminal works of such artists as Ven der Weyden, Dürer, Botticelli, Raphael and Michelangelo.
I will provide a brief outline of each artist’s biography and an overview of the artwork, looking at its creation and history, and discussing its significance in the genre. Each work is placed in its historical context, and its contribution to developments in composition, colour and technique is discussed. From the single-point perspective of Masaccio to the revolutionary sfumato of Leonardo da Vinci, the key characteristics of the Renaissance are revealed.
Presenter
Dr Jeannie Labno BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), DipCIStuds(Open), MA, DPhil
Independent art historian specialising in Renaissance art, with associated interests in the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. 
I taught for many years at the Open University and the University of Sussex, and have presented invited lectures at the Whiteway Centre, Worthing Arts Club, Towner Gallery and the National Gallery in London.
Publications include Renaissance, Art Spotlights series (2008) The Ivy Press, Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Child: Polish Funeral Monuments and their European Context (2011) Ashgate Publishing and the forthcoming chapter ‘Dead but not Departed – the consolation of the dangerous gaze: funerary portraits in Early Modern Poland and Roman Egypt’ (In press) Routledge.