Breaking Artistic Barriers Series: “Reading, Writing and Disegno” in the Renaissance

September 20, 2013 | 4:30 PM |
Cook Auditorium of the De Pree Art Center

Dr. Evelyn Lincoln, Associate Professor of the History of Art and Architecture and Italian Studies at Brown University in Providence, RI will deliver the inaugural lecture for the Department of Art and Art History's annual "Breaking Boundaries" series. 

This year's theme is disegno, meaning drawing, and more broadly, the conceptual process of design.  Dr. Lincoln's talk at Hope College will explore the meaning and importance of disegno in its original context of the Italian Renaissance and discuss how these concepts continue to operate in Contemporary art and design.  The lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Cook Auditorium in the DePree Art center.  A reception will immediately follow.

 Dr. Lincoln is an internationally renowned scholar on Italian Renaissance prints, printmaking, and book illustration.  In her book The Invention of the Italian Renaissance Printmaker (Yale UP, 2000), Dr. Lincoln discusses the history of printing in the formation of artist's careers in late 15th- and early 16th-century Italy, and she identifies the roots of disegno, which was judged to be the intellectual and practical basis of all artistic practice.   In 2014 she will publish Brilliant Discourse:  Pictures and Readers in Early Modern Rome (Yale UP, 2014).