Conversations about Italian Renaissance Art

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Christian Kleinbub
February 26, 2020
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Faculty Club ABCD Rooms

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Add to Calendar 2020-02-26 16:30:00 2020-02-26 18:30:00 Conversations about Italian Renaissance Art

Conversation was a social fact and a cultural paradigm in early modern Italy. Numerous conversations were recorded in historical texts, but many others were enhanced, invented and recorded by the most prominent authors of the period, including Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo Bruni and Baldassare Castiglione. Taking a cue from studies in early modern culture and literature, Christian Kleinbub, professor in the Department of History of Art, considers how conversation informed the visual arts. He asks to what extent talking about paintings — not to mention figures shown talking in paintings — mattered to artists and their audiences in the period. 

 

Faculty Club ABCD Rooms Department of History of Art historyofart@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Conversation was a social fact and a cultural paradigm in early modern Italy. Numerous conversations were recorded in historical texts, but many others were enhanced, invented and recorded by the most prominent authors of the period, including Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo Bruni and Baldassare Castiglione. Taking a cue from studies in early modern culture and literature, Christian Kleinbub, professor in the Department of History of Art, considers how conversation informed the visual arts. He asks to what extent talking about paintings — not to mention figures shown talking in paintings — mattered to artists and their audiences in the period.