2 October 2012.

The Beauty of Body and Mind: Renaissance Art in the Museum of Fine Arts

ART LECTURE SERIESWhen the transcendent content of medieval art gradually lost its power, new artistic aspirations emerged to echo the call of a new era. Man's relationship with himself and with the world had gone through significant changes in Europe over the course of the fifteeenth and sixteenth centuries, a period associated with the Renaissance. The assertion of the individual and his taste for earthly goods went hand in hand with a love of beauty. The arts were reborn under the influence of classical models, and science and art joined together to produce works of greater naturalism. As the scientific rules of perspective and anatomy influenced the new artistic vision, this season will help to bring rationality in our vision of art. The new system of values, placing mankind at its centre, will be the focus of our nine-week lecture series.

Raphael (Urbino 1483 – 1520 Rome) Portrait of a Youth © Museum of Fine Arts Budapest


Tuesdays 10.15 – 12.00
2 October to 11 December 2012

2 October
That's the Spirit! – Social and Cultural Considerations
Lecturer: Edina Deme

9 October
Following in Giotto's Revolutionary Footsteps – Trecento in Italy
Lecturer: Ágnes Virág

16 October
The New Ideal of Three-Dimensional Beauty in Quattrocento Italy
Lecturer: Ágnes Virág

23 October
No Lecture

30 October
No Lecture

6 November
The Renaissance Genius – Cinquecento in Florence and Rome
Lecturer: Zsófia Kovács

13 November
Rivalry in Renaissance Venice – Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese
Lecturer: Zsófia Kovács

20 November
The Praise of Folly – The Enchanting World of the Netherlandish Renaissance
Lecturer: Eszter Tóth

27 November
Renaissance Humanism and Pious Devotion – The Eclecticism of Spanish Renaissance Art
Lecturer: Eszter Tóth

4 December
Balancing Between Tradition and Progress – The Renaissance in Germany
Lecturer: Edina Deme

11 December
Deviation from Harmony – Affected Manners or Religious Affection
Lecturer: Zsófia Tettamanti

All dates and times are subject to change.

Everyone is welcome – the lectures are open to all. Attend only a few or the whole series. No need to register in advance. Come when you can!

For guests: HUF 2,500 per lecture. Just buy a ticket at the lobby cashier right before the lecture. Please ask for a "Docent Programme – Renaissance Lecture Ticket". You do not need to pay for entry to the Museum in addition. After the lecture, please feel free to use this ticket to enjoy all the galleries in the permanent collection. For Docents-in-Training: This series is included in the overall training fee.

Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, Heroes Square
Italian Gallery (1st Floor)
Please check with the Information Desk in the lobby upon arrival for the exact location of the lecture.

Docent Programme, Museum Education Department
Telephone: +36 1 469-7291
E-mail: ZG9jZW50IzEhKyNtZmFiLmh1

Docent Programme
Museum Education Department
Museum of Fine Arts Budapest
1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41.
Levélcím: H-1396 Budapest 62., Pf. 463
Tel.: +36 1 469-7291
Fax: +36 1 469-7107