Michelangelo: Artist as Genius

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Michelangelo: Artist as Genius

Join SFU's Liberal Arts & 55+ Program for a free online lecture on June 9.

By SFU Continuing Studies (Liberal Arts and 55+)

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Fri, Jun 9, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT



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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is one of the most celebrated artists in history, known to his contemporaries as ‘the Divine.’ We’ll trace the development of his personal style, turbulent life and relations with influential patrons. We’ll consider his unparalleled influence in the shaping of Western art by surveying some of his most magnificent works, including the famous David, his three pietàs, the Medici tombs, the Sistine Chapel ceiling and the Last Judgement.

This lecture is presented by the SFU Liberal Arts & 55+ Program and is sponsored by the Seniors Lifelong Learning Society.


Efrat El-Hanany is a faculty member in the Art History and Women and Gender Studies departments at Capilano University. An art historian, she specializes in the visual culture of the Italian Renaissance with additional interests in traditions of Jewish art, contemporary art, and the art of China.

She graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a BA in the history of art and East Asian studies and a BA in education. After several years' experience teaching and developing educational programs at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, she went on to earn an MA and a PhD from Indiana University. Her PhD dissertation, Beating the Devil: Images of the Madonna del Soccorso in Italian Renaissance Art (2006), focuses on issues of iconography, gender, and social and religious history.

She has published on diverse topics, presented at numerous academic conferences, and taught for many years at various cultural institutions around Vancouver and beyond.

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