In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert
May 22, 2011, through August 28, 2011
Lecture Series: Susannah Rutherglen - June 29, 2011
One of three lectures were offered in conjunction with the special exhibition.
Painters of the Venetian Renaissance are best known for their monumental altarpieces, narrative and mythological canvases, and intimate works for private devotion. Many of the same masters engaged in the ornamental arts as well, painting panels for integration into beds, chests, musical instruments, and doors. Susannah Rutherglen describes this less familiar genre, traces the fortunes of surviving artifacts, and discusses their themes, styles, and relevance to the history of Italian Renaissance art.