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Italian Renaissance Alive | Experts Lecture with Dr Andrea Bubenik

From Plants to Planets: Art and Science in the Renaissance

19th May
Italian Renaissance Alive | Experts Lecture with Dr Andrea Bubenik

Italian Renaissance Alive | Experts Lecture with Dr Andrea Bubenik

The Renaissance was a distinct period in history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to Modernity, bringing about significant changes in Europe. Derived from the French word for ‘rebirth’, it was all about the reawakening in art and culture, and science and technology, an incredible time of creativity, curiosity and genius that continues to have a lasting impact on our world today.

HOTA Gallery presents an exclusive series of Expert Lectures to extend your Italian Renaissance Alive experience. Each session will be delivered by an academic specialist in their field of Art History, Astronomy, or History, in relation to Renaissance events or themes. Join us for this incredible opportunity to hear firsthand from the experts in our region.


From Plants to Planets: Art and Science in the Renaissance

This lecture is presented by leading Queensland art historian, Dr Andrea Bubenik. From studying a simple blade of grass, to depicting the craters of the moon, the artists and scientists of the Renaissance were deeply invested in exploring the worlds around them, near and far. Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his endeavours as an artist/scientist, but there are many others who worked at the intersections of knowledge. In this talk, Dr Andrea Bubenik will explore how art and science were interconnected in the Renaissance and enabled new ways of seeing and thinking.

Image credit: Raphael, School of Athens, 1509-11

Dates
19th May
Where
The Studio - HOTA Gallery
Ages
All Ages
Duration
1 hr
Tickets
Adult $15
Artist Pass Holders $13
Times
Sun 19 May - 1:00pm

#Speaker Bio

Andrea Bubenik is Associate Professor of Art History at The University of Queensland. Her expertise is in Renaissance and Baroque art and the continued reception of early modern visual culture. Her books include The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture (edited, 2019) and Reframing Albrecht Dürer (2013); she was the curator of the exhibitions Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond (2017) and Five Centuries of Melancholia (2014), both held at the UQ Art Museum.


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