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Thyme - June 2015 Art Dinner


DATE: Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 6pm

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EVENT DETAILS:

June 2015- Artful Conversation Dinner - a focus on the Villa Farnesina, Rome

Marjorie Och, Professor of Art History, University of Mary Washington

The website for the Villa Farnesia is:
http://www.villafarnesina.it/?lang=en

Another interesting site is: Italian Renaissance Learning Resources in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, unit on “Presentation of Self,”
http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-5/. There are other units at this site that may be of interest to Italian Renaissance art enthusiasts.

You may also be interested in looking at essays at the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, especially “Architecture in Renaissance Italy,”
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/itar/hd_itar.htm. Another entry from this site is listed below.

If you’re not familiar with the Khan Academy, you may want to check out their short essays and videos, for example:
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/renaissance-venice/late-renaissance-venice/a/palladio-la-rotunda

And an interesting site by a garden historian: in giardino with Anna Piusi,
http://in-giardino.com/

Readings:


David R. Coffin, “The Self-Image of the Roman Villa During the Renaissance.” Architectura: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Baukunst 28/2 (1998): 181-203.

Jules Janick and Harry S. Paris, “The Cucurbit Images (1515–1518) of the Villa Farnesina, Rome,” Annals of Botany (2006) 97: 165–176.

Amanda Lillie, “The Humanist Villa Revisited.” In Languages and Images of Renaissance Italy, ed. Alison Brown. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.

Vanessa Bezemer Sellers and Geoffrey Taylor, “The Idea and Invention of the Villa.” Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/villa/hd_villa.htm


Questions to consider:

What purposes did the villa in the Renaissance serve?


How closely related to ancient Roman villas were Renaissance villas (in terms of architecture and purpose)?

Why did Agostino Chigi choose a classicizing architectural style? Why did he choose these narratives for the paintings?


Why might Italian villa and garden designs be important in the 19th and 20th centuries?


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