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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Who Armed and Baptized Renaissance Art?: Surprising Contributions of Monks and Preachers to Artistic Developments



The Kolwyck library is pleased to present part one of a fascinating two-part program during two activity periods this semester. Part one will be February 6 at 10:00 AM in the Library Classroom. Part two will be March 22 at 11:00 AM.

This two-part series is titled Who Armed and Baptized Renaissance Art?:
Surprising Contributions of Monks and Preachers to Artistic Developments and will be presented by Denise Heinly, distinguished Chattanooga State faculty in Art History.

This intriguing half-hour talk explores the puzzle of why museums today are flooded with so many Italian Renaissance Madonna with Child paintings. This presentation will open with the horrific plight of children. Ms. Heinly will explore the shocking sociological-historical information surrounding the sad and grisly plight of children and orphans from the Late Middle Ages through the 15th century. Hear about the church's big family values campaign and how a little known early 15th century Florentine preacher’s “How-to-Parent” book was taken directly to heart by artists and families for well over a century. Discussion time will follow. 
Denise Frank Heinly, a former studio artist, has long taught studio and academic humanities courses in art appreciation, literature and art history at Chattanooga State Community College where she also founded its Outdoor Sculpture Gardens and its art department, which she led for 2 decades.  From the University of Florida, she holds a BA in English, a BFA in studio art + an MEd in art education.  Her art resides in several public collections.  From Chattanooga's University of Tennessee she earned an MFA in writing and has published a few stories. She's led numerous educational student tours to museums, galleries and architectural sites in key US cities or abroad, including 3 weeks in Italy with one scholarship student in 2009.  Her presentations have been highlighted in many professional venues, such as those associated with the Hunter Museum of Art, the College Art Conference, The National Collegiate Marketing Industry and most recently in venues sponsored by The Community College Humanities Association in 2008, 2010 and 2012 and by the Olli Institute at Stony Brook University, NY in 2011, where she delivered 12 lectures entitled "Unveiling Florence."  As an art historian she is a generalist whose research has focused on the complex context within which late Gothic and early Renaissance art was shaped.     
"Who Armed and Baptized Renaissance Art?:
Surprising Contributions of Monks and Preachers to Artistic Developments" Part I of II*

Presentation
By
Denise Heinly
(Distinguished Chattanooga State faculty in Art History) 
Opens with the horrific plight of children...

February 6, 10:00, Library Classroom
Activity Period
*Part One of a Two Part Presentation Series. Part Two on March 22 @ 11AM

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