EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Why the Renaissance Matters – Giotto, Caravaggio, and Vittorio Storaro: Renaissance Narrative Art to Modern Film”
Presented by Hollywood Legend and Art Historian Dr. Peter Weller
With Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
In early years of art appreciation, while judging Kyoto’s International Film Festival, I asked Oscar-winning cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro, whom he favored as a painter. Storaro inquired if I had seen, what he deemed as the narrative genesis of film in early modern history, Giotto’s fresco cycle in Padua’s Capella Scrovegni. I had not; whereupon Storaro whiffed, “we cannot discuss art. A dialogue on Rembrandt or Max Ernst, ignorant of Giotto’s space, time, emotion of narrative or Caravaggio’s color, drama and tenebroso, would be a pointless.” For without the visual compendium from Giotto through Caravaggio’s 16th century and beyond; we can only assess art and film — be it Matisse, Rothko, Coppola or Kubrick — in modern myopia.
For more on Dr. Peter Weller, please visit: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/robocop-actor-turned-art-historian-peter-weller-on-the-crisis-of-beauty-1369939
The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.
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