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A 16th Century Italo-Byzantine Cross

A 16th Century Italo-Byzantine Cross
15 King's College Circle, UTAC Art Lounge
Time: Apr 10th, 4:30 pm End: Apr 10th, 6:30 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Religion, Study of (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), Italian Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture by Sheila Campbell

The University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC) presents the 2014 Malcove Collection Lecture:

Sheila Campbell, Former Malcove Curator and Professor Emerita, Pontifical Institute for Medieaval Studies

A 16th Century Italo-Byzantine Cross

After the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, many Greek artists had to emigrate to find work in other countries. Some went to Spain, for example the painter known as El Greco. Many settled in northern Italy, Venice in particular, where over many decades, a culture developed which reflected both Byzantium and Italy, and the Orthodox and the Latin Churches. The cross which we shall examine is a fine example of how this blending of cultures was made manifest in an object meant for private devotional use.

A reception will follow the lecture.

University of Toronto Art Centre, art lounge
15 King’s College Circle, Toronto

This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the University of Toronto Art Centre at 416-946-8687 or utac.info@utoronto.ca.


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