Connecting Art, Anatomy, and Religion in the Italian Renaissance

Connecting Art, Anatomy, and Religion in the Italian Renaissance

Date and Time

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Location

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

$25

Details

The University of San Diego’s Hoehn Family Galleries will host Christ: Life, Death, and Resurrection, an exhibition of original Italian Renaissance art that includes Michelangelo’s The Three Crosses. This is the first time many of these works will be seen in Southern California. Of particular note, Michelangelo’s works have never before been exhibited in San Diego.

Join Us for a Special Evening:Saturday, October 19.

Lecture by Kevin Petti, Ph.D.
Connecting Art, Anatomy, and Religion in the Italian Renaissance
6 p.m.
Theatre, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Wine Reception with Private Exhibit Viewing
7:15 p.m.
Hoehn Family Galleries Foyer, Founders Hall

Speaker

Kevin Petti, Ph.D.
Professor, San Diego Miramar College
Adjunct Faculty, San Diego State University
Founder, Anatomia Italiana

Opening the human body to discover its secrets was an endeavor sanctioned by, not prohibited by, the Catholic Church in Renaissance Italy. Determining the cause of suspicious deaths, collecting Holy Relics, and medical school public dissections were all conducted under the auspices of the Church. The profound connection between art, anatomy, and religion in Italy is beautifully demonstrated by the genius of Michelangelo.

This talk examines the nexus between art and anatomy in Italy, how religious works were influenced by the scientific endeavors of the Renaissance Masters, and how this story is distinct to the Italian peninsula.

Kevin Petti, Ph.D. is an alum of the University of San Diego, earning his doctorate in 2006. He is also a dual U.S./Italian citizen, textbook coauthor, and president-emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.

Giovanni de’ Vecchi, The Lamentation with Saints Nicholas and Catherine of Alexandria, 1550–1600, Brush drawing in brown and mauve wash. ©The Trustees of the British Museum.Giovanni de’ Vecchi, The Lamentation with Saints Nicholas and Catherine of Alexandria, 1550–1600, Brush drawing in brown and mauve wash. ©The Trustees of the British Museum.

This event is open to the public