“Three Davids, One Goliath”: How Renaissance Florence Found a Hero (and a Million Cheap Souvenirs!)
Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 8, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Alexander, MFA, art history and humanities instructor, Los Medanos College
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We all know Florence in the Renaissance, right? But how did the Florentines see themselves in that dynamic period? One way we can find out is to evaluate the symbols that they identified with. Symbols can be abstract or naturalistic, and it is the latter with which we (and they) most connect with. David, the poor shepherd boy may be an unlikely mascot for a powerful city-state, but during the 15th century, Florence saw David’s story as their own. Join us as we look at his story, and how it was interpreted by the artists who realized the sensibilities of the powerful merchants and ordinary citizens of this “capital” of the Renaissance.
Start time: 02:00 p.m.
End time: 03:30 p.m.