Embassy Of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St NW
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
7:00pm – 9:00pm | FREE!
Presented in collaboration with the Goethe Institut.
Albrecht Drer’s relationship to Italy inspired him, of course, but also Italians in his own time, writers reimagining the Italian Renaissance in the late 19th century, and thinkers today. This talk, by art historian Alice Jarrard, examines Drer’s role in the 19th-century construction of the Renaissance as a historical phenomenon, and considers some of the German writers and scholars who cast Drer in the role of the heroic protagonist who delivered Italian inventions north of the Alps. Inspired by the occasion of the Albertina show at the National Gallery of Art, it then looks closely at a few of Drer’s works and their complicated relationship to Italian art and culture. How does one chart artistic reception? By what means can we gauge artistic influence? The answers are not so simple.
German ensemble Capella de la Torre is renowned for their performances centered around historical double-reed instruments.
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