Painting in Early Renaissance
Middlebury College professor Katy Smith Abbott will look at the creative environment of artists in 15th-century Florence in a talk at Manchester’s First Congregational Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5. Her illustrated talk, ‘Painting in Early Renaissance Florence: Competition and Collaboration,’ is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series, hosted by Mark Skinner Library/Manchester Community Library, is free and open to the public.
Professor Smith Abbott will explore how competition led to great artistic achievements in fifteenth-century Florence while a network of collaboration among artists, workshops and patrons characterized painters’ daily experience. The First Congregational Church is located at 3624 Main Street, Route 7A, Manchester Village, Vt. For more information, call 802-362-2607 or visit vermonthumanities.org.