Sculpture Through the Ages: Part 1
Free for Members
The art of sculpture traces back through prehistory and into antiquity. We will begin with prehistoric sculpture and the early Egyptian/Greek/Roman classical works such as the “Winged Victory” through to the Moai sculptures on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). We will then continue through sculptures created for the Medieval and Gothic churches including the famous gargoyles of Notre Dame de Paris. Finally, we will visit the Early Renaissance artists, who revived the classical traditions of Greece and Rome, creating a rebirth of classical style sculpture. Its practitioners include the sculptor, Donatello who would influence the work of Michelangelo. Their patrons would include the famous Medici family. Come explore the beginnings of sculpture through the ages. SCHEDULE: 4 Mondays, January 15 to February 5, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM This presentation will take place online. You will receive a link to the class by email 24 hours before the presentation begins. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Susan Moffatt has degrees from The University of Winnipeg and The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, England. Over the years, she has taught a creative span of art history courses, that include The Art Survey through African, Contemporary, both Dutch and Italian Renaissance, Art Between the Wars, Manitoba and Canadian Art, Prehistoric Art, Impressionism, Art Nouveau/Art Deco, and others. Her other interests include heritage buildings. She is a member of the Friends of Dalnavert Board and has been associated with Dalnavert since its inception as a museum in 1974. She has also worked for the University of Manitoba (School of Art), the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Manitoba Museum.