Italian Renaissance -Raphael and His Circle NGA – BMFA 2020

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Raphael and His Circle – Italian Renaissance 

Raphael (1483–1520) was one of the greatest artistic figures working in the Western classical tradition. To mark the 500th anniversary of his death, the Gallery presents 26 prints and drawings in an intimate installation. These works illustrate how Raphael’s art shaped the standard of aesthetic excellence for later artists, connoisseurs, and scholars.

Botticelli: The Curator’s View

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Botticelli’s signature style—including strong contours and transparent, flowing drapery—is instantly recognizable five centuries later. But what does it mean if the top artistic brand of 15th-century Florence was often produced by group of helpers in a workshop? And how did Botticelli fit into the rich artistic milieu of Renaissance Florence? Explore the creative process in a painter’s studio in the Italian Renaissance with curator of “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine,” and hear about the challenges of organizing an exhibition about such a familiar artist. Frederick Ilchman, chair and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings, Art of Europe; curator of “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine” Tuesday, June 13, 2017


The World of Renaissance Women

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Women often appear as the subject of portraits in art of the Renaissance period. Discover how portrayals of women changed radically during this time, notably in the dynamic and “psychological” art of Leonardo da Vinci. This period saw the rise of Sofonisba Anguissola, a female painter who was regarded as a marvel by her contemporaries, and women patrons, who used rank and wealth to collect and display the most valued art of their time. Antonella Doucette, Faculty Art History, Worcester Art Museum and Instructor, Worcester Institute for Senior Education, Assumption College, Worcester. Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Renaissance Italy in the Time of Leonardo da Vinci

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

John Garton, associate professor, Art History, Clark University Survey the developments of thought and culture in the territories of Italy where Leonardo da Vinci lived and worked. From broader perspectives of politics and economy to changing conceptions of artists, appreciate the “Renaissance man” Leonardo da Vinci was to become. Tuesday, April 7, 2015