Saturday, March 18, 2017
East Building, SECU Auditorium
Prof. William Barcham, retired professor, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York.
Between about 1460 and 1520, painters in Venice generated a remarkable transformation, abandoning gold ground painting for a natural-looking reality. They realized glowing flesh and shadowed drapery folds by exploiting translucent properties of oil paints on the new materials of linen and canvas. And in privileging radiantly saturated colors over matte tones, they conferred authenticity on their religious portraiture.
This lecture has been made possible by the Humber Lecture endowment.