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Great Pictures: Art History Course - The Renaissance, Why So Many Nudes?

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Great Pictures: Art History & Art Appreciation Course

This short art history course of 3 sessions will examine a selection of exceptional pictures created over the past 1000 years. Most people are familiar with iconic paintings like DaVinci's "Mona Lisa" or Van Gogh's "Starry Night," but have you ever looked carefully at them? What historical forces helped shape these images, how do they function as art, and what can they tell us about the human experience?

Session 2 - April 6: The Renaissance: Why So Many Nudes?
Why are there so many nudes in European art? The answer lies in the Italian Renaissance and the revival of ancient Greco-Roman tradition. We will examine this ancient tradition, it’s Renaissance revival, and how depicting images of naked human bodies became standard procedure in European art.

Registration required for each session. Limited spaces.
$5.00 per session includes any hand-outs and light refreshments.


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Sean Alward, MFA (UBC) is an artist and art educator. He has taught at the University of British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Emily Carr University, and the Vancouver Film School. He has also written about art for publications including Canadian Art, C magazine, and Border Crossings.

Vanessa Sorenson, MA in Art History (UBC) is an creative arts professional focusing in Arts Administration and has a history of curating and writing about exhibitions. Her interest in art and art history from the Medieval period through to the 20th century is informed by her previous studies in continental philosophy.


Image: Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel, 1512

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