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Giotto and the Humanising of the Adoration Story

Today, Accredited Lecturer Leslie Primo puts the spotlight on Giotto's Adoration of the Magi and explores how the artist humanised one of the most famous stories from the Bible through his depiction of the three wise men.


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Fascinating. My favourite so far!

louise Sat, 18/12/2021 - 15:30 Permalink

Many thanks to Leslie Primo for such a fascinating lecture. We were particularly interested to hear his reference to Psalms as this must have been a prophesy.

Joan Sat, 11/12/2021 - 09:39 Permalink

I wonder what aspects Fran found disappointing. I learnt a lot about the wise men/kings and the internal hierarchy depicted, as well as how the artist used techniques to depict human beings with bodily flesh and bulk. There was quite a lot packed into the 5 minutes or so available to the lecturer given these are meant to be little "gems" rather than in-depth explanations.

johnmac Fri, 10/12/2021 - 16:27 Permalink

Wonderful painting; lecture disappointing.

Fran Thu, 09/12/2021 - 20:40 Permalink

Thank you for such an another interesting lecture. I am so enjoying this advent calendar!

Carol Caiger Thu, 09/12/2021 - 11:23 Permalink

Thank you for this lecture - so interesting and informative. Looking at Giotto's picture at the same time put it into life and made it easy to follow.

Irene Thu, 09/12/2021 - 11:05 Permalink

Avery interesting and comprehensive description , Thankyou .

Angela turner Wed, 08/12/2021 - 14:49 Permalink

Thank you so much for keeping everyone informed of wonderful art and humanity lectures.

Joyce S Poole Tue, 07/12/2021 - 21:15 Permalink

Fascinating description and a wonderful painting. Thank you

Beatrice Tue, 07/12/2021 - 19:43 Permalink

Average , not very inspiring

Margaret Tue, 07/12/2021 - 18:07 Permalink