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Art History Lecture Series - Fame and Enigma: Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper and Mona Lisa

Date:

10/20/2018


Art History Lecture Series - Fame and Enigma: Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper and Mona Lisa

Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Painting and Architecture

Italian Embassy Cultural Centre in collaboration with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya are organizing a series of lectures (2 hours each) by Reshma Nayyar on major Renaissance and Baroque artists/artworks. Each lecture will begin with a one-hour presentation of context addressing major artistic trends and artworks of the period. This will be followed by an interactive second hour examining specific artworks. In the interactive portion of the lecture, participants will be guided to apply the knowledge they have already gained in order to critically evaluate for themselves important features of the artworks being discussed.

Fame and Enigma: Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper and Mona Lisa
What do the terms “Renaissance,” “sfumato” and “chiaroscuro” mean? Why did Leonardo experiment with the material with which he painted the Last Supper? What is so special about his depiction of Christ and the Apostles? Why is the Mona Lisa smiling? And why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him to France, where he kept working on it until he passed away?

 

Reshma Nayyar
Dr. Reshma Nayyar is a specialist in Baroque art, who received a PhD in Art History from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, where she has also taught courses in art history and expository writing. While her own research focuses on art in early modern Italy, she has also studied European and American art in New York City area museums, including the New-York Historical Society.

 

Musuem entry fee is applicable

Information

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: From 2:30 pm To 4:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Mumbai

In collaboration with : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Entrance : Free


Location:

Sir Dorab Tata Gallery, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

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