This illustrated talk will focus on the commissioning of art and architecture in fifteenth-century Florence, considering how the most influential families and individuals helped to create the culture of the Early Renaissance, one of the most exciting and influential periods in the history of Western culture, through fashioning their own religious, political and personal identities.
Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Fee: Member$7 / $10 non-member
Location: 32444 7th Ave. Mission V2V 2B5
About Jill Bain
Jill Bain has taught courses in Art History and Visual Studies at UFV since 1994, after catching the teaching “bug” while leading tutorials as a teaching assistant and graduate student at the University of Victoria. As a dedicated teacher, Jill’s goal is to empower her students to become critical, creative and independent thinkers. Her love of teaching and research led her to pursue further studies in the art of late medieval and Renaissance Italy at the University of Warwick, Coventry (UK), and during a residency at the British School at Rome (Italy). At UFV, Jill has designed and taught courses that range from the interrelations of art and contemporary popular culture and gender to global surveys and more intensive investigations of the art of the Italian Renaissance and the Medieval and Romantic eras; at UVic, she has taught courses on early medieval art, fifteenth-century Italy, and women and art. Jill’s research has focused on the subjects of her graduate work in medieval and Renaissance Italy, and reflects her interests in aspects of color, marginalia, gender, and monastic art. Jill’s career as both an art historian and a musician have taken her on travels around the world, and she has lived and studied in New York, London, and Rome.