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Lecture, Unintended Consequences: Antonio del Pollaiuolo’s Hercules and Deianira (ca. 1475–80)
John Walsh B.A. 1961, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
September 20, 2013, 1:30 pm
The Gallery’s best-known Renaissance painting shows Hercules about to shoot a centaur who is abducting his bride.
Let This Be a Lesson: Heroes, Heroines, and Narrative in Paintings at Yale
In this semester-long lecture series, take a close look at eleven important paintings from Yale’s art museums representing scenes from history, myth, scripture, and literature. The lectures trace the tradition of history painting from the Renaissance through the 21st century, examining its rise to official dominance, its fall from privilege in the eras of Realism and abstract art, and its subsequent reappearance in contemporary art.
Lectures are free and open to the public; no registration required.
* In addition, special discussion sections with Walsh and others will be held in front of the paintings on lecture days at 12:30 and 3:00 pm. Space is limited; registration required. To register, please call 203.432.9525.