Art Stars of the Italian Renaissance

Date(s) - Saturday, February 18, 2023
3:00 pm

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale


How did Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, and Caravaggio win fame and commissions during their lifetime? What role did the Renaissance biographer Georgio Vasari play in perpetuating their posthumous reputations? Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? What role did modern biographical novels and biopic films such as The Agony and the Ecstasy (by Irving Stone, 1961) play in making these artists household names? Has effusive reproductions of these works in books, posters and on the internet increased their appeal while overshadowing their artistry? Dr. Ruggiero will address these topics and more.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Picturing Fame: From Toulouse-Lautrec to Today.

Free for members; $15 for non members

Lecture ticket grants free day-of Museum admission

Presented in the NSU Art Museum Horvitz Auditorium

Tickets and additional information available HERE.