Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Drawing from the Past: Michelangelo and the Antique

Please join us this Friday, April 10th for a fascinating lecture about one of the most monumental figures of art history: Michelangelo.  GCA Resident Artist, Brendan Johnston, will give us an in-depth look into the life and work of Michelangelo, as well as share his own experiences studying Michelangelo over an eight month trip to Italy. Accompanying the lecture is an exhibition of studies Brendan and his wife, Katie Whipple, made while abroad. Over eighty works are on display, including drawings, master copies, and plein air paintings.

Brendan Johnston, "Studies of David" 2014

"Drawing from the Past: Michelangelo and the Antique"

Arguably the greatest practitioner of fine art, Michelangelo Buonarroti produced some of the most exhilarating paintings, sculptures, and buildings in the Western Tradition. After outlining the historical circumstances of Renaissance Italy, Brendan will discuss the great artist's influences and working processes. Brendan will reflect upon how Michelangelo's work is viewed today, and his personal experience studying the Master's original pieces in Italy. 

Friday, April 10th
5:30-7:00 pm 
free and open to the public

A lecture not to be missed! Can't wait to see you on Friday! 

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