“Divine proportion” in Renaissance Venice: Bellini, Carpaccio and Luca Pacioli

“Divine proportion” in Renaissance Venice: Bellini, Carpaccio and Luca Pacioli
Date
26 October 2017, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Type
Lecture
Venue
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
Description

Speaker: Professor Paul Hills, Professor Emeritus, The Courtauld Institute of Art 

Venetian painting around 1500 is marked by a distinctive geometry. In this lecture I explore the synergy between the artistic and Euclidian culture of the Venetian Republic, broadly from the arrival of Giorgio Valla in 1481 through to the publication of Luca Pacioli’s Divina proportione in 1509.  Examining a number of works by Bellini and Carpaccio, I suggest how the emphasis on geometry and ‘divine proportion’ confirms the arrival of what Belting termed ‘the era of art’.

This is the first lecture in the Director's Seminar series.

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Contact

Jane Ferguson
warburg@sas.ac.uk
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