Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The “Other” Renaissance: Northern Europe, 15th-16th Century (Part II)


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Mondays, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, & 26 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Alexander, MFA, art history and humanities instructor, Los Medanos College
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

The Renaissance: Italy, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael?  Yes, yes, yes, and of course.  End of story?  Well, how about the North of Europe, marching to its own drummer in these tumultuous times, affecting and being affected by events in Italy but playing it all out in unique ways.

Mr. Alexander will introduce you to the political “movers and shakers” of the north in the era: kings of France dreaming of conquest in Italy; kings of England who wanted France; and Dukes of Burgundy, who played all against all in search of power.  Then there were the remarkable artists who depicted this whirling world.  Out of chaos came the masterpieces of Van Eyck, Bosch, Holbein, Durer and many others.  

The North may have been colder, but no less creative!  Let Mr. Alexander and OLLI show you just how in this first of a two-part series.


Event Details

Date: 2021-03-29

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Online


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