A journey back to the Renaissance

For Immediate Release: Oct. 21, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Deborah Walberg, assistant professor of art and art history, will bring “Painting in 16th-century Venice” back to life during a presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Warren Student Services Center, room 004, located at Bloomsburg University.

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts’ Institute for Culture and Society, this presentation will discuss the factors that distinguish Venetian Renaissance painting from its Tuscan and Roman counterparts. It will go into detail by exploring the structure of Venetian society.

Other topics of discussion will include economic development, the relationship with both the Oriental East and the Transalpine North, and Venetian society’s participation in the draftsmanship against the use of color.

A demonstration of how the artists of the Venetian Renaissance paved the way for the great painters of the Baroque, Romantic and Impressionist Periods will be shown as a part of the discussion.

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