The Depiction of Architecture in Renaissance Painting
Wednesday 19 February 2020
Dr Gail-Nina Anderson
Considering paintings of the 14th to 16th centuries, the speaker discussed the increasing interest accorded to a realistic depiction of architecture, including ideal cities, typical streets, fantastic structures, building works and identifiable edifices.
The narrative and descriptive function these played within the context of contemporary iconographic and stylistic traditions was addressed, especially with reference to geographic and historical identity.
Gail-Nina Anderson is a freelance lecturer in Art History and Literature, delivering a wide programme of independent courses and public lectures in Newcastle.