The Site of the Soul: Talk and book signing by Roberto Osti
Friday, May 26
Open to the public free of charge
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Artists, art lovers, students, collectors and just the plain curious, are encouraged to attend this free lecture and book signing by Roberto Osti. Osti, an expert on anatomy and figurative art, will discuss how the knowledge of anatomy, or the lack of it, has influenced the way artists have represented the human body in art during the millennia.
Osti will explain the evolution of the body in art from the poised and controlled human figures of the Classical period to the Hellenistic bodies animated and contorted by overwhelming passions; from the codified images of the Byzantine period to the bodies of the upward reaching gothic figures; and the Renaissance revolution and how it revived anatomy both for art and science. The Baroque, Neoclassical and Romantic periods will also be discussed and the effect that Science and Pseudoscience had on the Arts and Culture of specific Historical times
The talk will be supported by a Powerpoint presentation.
Immediately following the lecture, Osti will be available to sign his newly published book, Basic Anatomy for Artists.