- Linda Blair Lectures on Jan Van Eyck
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library welcomes back art historian Linda Blair with a new lecture series, Dreams and Enchantment: Jan van Eyck.
The three-part Thursday evening lecture series is designed to transport us to an otherworldly realm of noble knights and dreaming ladies, caparisoned steeds, and fairy-tale castle--all our reveries of the Arthurian knightly dream--in short, to 15th century Burgundy and the last glow of late medieval art.
November 7: Van Eyck as Influencer
How could Jan van Eyck possibly relate to Leonardo? The insights and inventions that made his genius possible were born not in Renaissance Italy, but far away, beyond the Alps in Northern Europe, in small, patrician Bruges, center of the dukes of Burgundy and their court painter, Jan van Eyck. We will plumb Van Eyck's discoveries to look afresh at Leonardo's art.
November 14: Burgundy, Chivalrous Ideals, and Van Eyck's Paintings
Burgundy, a tiny sliver of land, politically powerless but made persuasive as one of the most romantic, poetic, and refined of all the European courts, was so elegant it was slavishly emulated across Europe. It elevated the ideals of knightly cultur--art, architecture, costuming, pageantry, tournaments, courtly ritual--captured in Van Eyck's luminous paintings.
Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.
Admission/Cost: $14 - $51
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St.
La Jolla, CA
Dates and times:
Thursday, November 7 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 14 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 21 - 7:30 PM
For more information, please visit www.ljathenaeum.org