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Join ADFAS Camden (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies), in this months’ lecture The Lifecycle of the Artist in Renaissance Florence; given by lecturer Dr Kathleen Olive.
Renaissance artists and artisans were initiated into their crafts from a very early age. As their skills and reputations grew, they could become highly sought after and well remunerated. What qualities were required to reach the dizzying heights of innovation described by Giorgio Vasari in his celebrated Lives?
Kathleen explores the career of a Renaissance artist - from the early stages of education, through to the maturity of an artist’s professional life – paying particular attention to artists’ writings in the fifteenth century and to their self-portraits.
Kathleen’s PhD was a study of artisanal culture in Renaissance Florence, through the lens of a goldsmith’s commonplace book known as the Codex Rustici. She lived and studied in Italy for a number of years, and then taught Italian language, literature and history at the University of Sydney. Kathleen now works with Academy Travel, leading tours to Europe and, particularly, Italy.