A Natural History of Art: Animals in Painting and Sculpture
September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$220. – $265.
This is a special look at animals in art history. We will begin with the ancient world, from the silver owls of Athens to the imperial eagles of Rome. The fantastic imagery of medieval illuminated manuscripts will be covered, as will the fascinating scientific perspectives of the Renaissance – including Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of the flight of birds. The stone elephants and jade crickets of Indian and Chinese sculpture will be included, as will the colorful birds of Chinese and Japanese painting. The art of the European Age of Exploration, with its sense of scientific discovery, will be covered, with a look at extinct species such as the dodo which have been preserved in art. The course concludes with John James Audubon, and a look at how other artists have fostered appreciation and conservation.
Classes meet September 30 – December 2 Register by Sep 23
Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
#FA02 $265 (Museum members $220)