The Getty Center
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall
Past Event

From 1300 to 1350, Florence witnessed rapid civic and church growth, an environment that cultivated the work of the painter Giotto di Bondone and the poet Dante Alighieri. In this fifty-year period, which laid the foundation for the Renaissance, prolific panel painters and illuminators in Florence developed the genres of devotional art and narrative painting, disseminating new religious and humanist texts.

This symposium evaluates the artistic and cultural world of early fourteenth-century Florence with interdisciplinary presentations by art historians, curators, conservators, conservation scientists, and musicologists. Certain speakers will address the topic of relationships between panel painting and manuscript illumination as it is seen in the exhibition, and others will provide a broader contextual lens through which to view these two pictorial techniques. Papers will address devotional life, the original function of panel paintings in a church context, the music of lay confraternities, and art being made in Tuscan cities surrounding Florence in the Trecento, in addition to papers that approach the objects through technical art history and connoisseurship.

This symposium complements the Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance exhibition

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