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Art for starters 2019: The Renaissance – rediscovering Greek and Roman antiquity

Saturday, 20 July 2019 2.00pm to Saturday, 20 July 2019 4.30pm

Venue: Centenary Auditorium
Lecturer: Lorraine Kypiotis

The emergence of the city state in Italy and Protestantism in the north resulted in the weakening of the power of the Catholic church and a rise in secular patronage. No longer dwarfed by the divine, man became the centre of the universe, while the status of the artist was elevated beyond the anonymous artisan. Discover how artists looked to the words and images of pagan antiquity for inspiration.