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Lecture Series 2009

Renaissance Visions: Myth and Art
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19

Patrick Hunt, is an archaeologist at Stanford University teaching from 1993-2009 and received his PhD from University College London. While at Stanford he has followed several life-long dreams: writer, composer, poet, and art historian. Based on his recently published book, Renaissance Visions: Myth and Art, Dr. Hunt will explore ekphrases* of great painters and present extensive background and legend surrounding, 11 favorite works of Renaissance art.
*ekphrases: a clean intense, self-contained argument or pictorial description of an object, especially of an artwork.

  • Art and Myth I
    Botticelli, Birth of Venus, and Mantegna, Samson and Delilah
  • Art and Myth II
    Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne, Abduction of Europa and Death of Acteon; Leonardo, Leda and the Swan; and Michaelangelo, Delphic and Cumaean Sibyls
  • Art and Myth III
    Bruegel, Icarus, and Caravaggio, Narcissus and The Raising of Lazarus

Cantor Arts Center Auditorium
4:15 to 6:15 pm
members: $75, non-members: $90

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