Author Talk with Larry Witham
Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 4:03pm
The Italian Renaissance is best known by its three great artists, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo, and its greatest scientist, Galileo. Preceding them all, however, was the painter and geometer Piero della Francesca.
In addition to Piero’s artworks being some of the best known from the Renaissance, he was a pioneer in the “science of painting,” and thus of our modern understanding of art, science, and even religion.
Author Larry Witham tells that story in his book Piero’s Light: In search of Piero della Francesca: A Renaissance Painter and the Revolution in Art, Science, and Religion. In an age of science and multiculturalism, and a time of secular challenges to religion, Witham will speak on the continued importance of the Renaissance’s classical heritage for our world, with Piero as the artistic exemplar.
The author talk will take place in Room 209. All are welcome to attend.
-- S. McDermott