Friday, January 15
10:00 a.m. PT
Speaker: Christian Kleinbub, Ph.D., Professor of Art History at The Ohio State University
In histories of Western art, the Italian Renaissance is often singled out for its use of naturalistic imagery. In this special guest lecture, Christian Kleinbub, Ph.D., Professor of Art History at The Ohio State University, shares the history of naturalism in order to shed new light on the term. Although naturalism is often presented as something straightforward, familiar to us from media like video and photography, the Italian Renaissance saw the world quite differently than we do now. Using a number of examples, chosen from both inside and outside the Museum’s collection, Dr. Kleinbub will lay out what Renaissance naturalism actually consisted of and show why “naturalistic” art looks so different today.
Reserve your spot by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.
This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led virtual tours.
Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.
Featured: Bernardino Luini (AKA Bernardino Lovino; Bernardino del Lupino). The Conversion of the Magdalene, ca. 1520. Oil on panel. Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam in memory of their sister, Irene. 1936.23.