Note: Due to popular demand the same lecture is being offered two nights per week on Mondays and Thursdays (except the last lecture, which will be on Tuesday).
The story of the Age of Baroque is a tale of today. To examine the 17th century is to reveal the 21st. Two centuries united by tribalism, sectarianism, and acquiescence to unreasoning power. We shall explore this dynamic period through the lens of its greatest artists.
The Jan 15 and 18 lectures will cover Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The Jan 22 and 25 lectures will cover Caravaggio. The Jan 29 and Feb 1 lectures will cover Velazquez. The Feb 5 and 8 lectures will cover Peter Paul Rubens. The Feb 12 and 13 lectures will cover Rembrandt. See details on the Athenaeum web site.