All about feminine Italian art

Mar 28, 2017 520


It was all about women‚ in their myriad roles, as depicted by Italian artists from the Byzantine and Renaissance periods to the present. Tucson Museum of Art docent Chuck Tampio kept his audience fully engrossed during his March 15 lecture, “Bellissima: How Italian Artists See the Feminine.”

“Italian is a very visual culture. The center of the home and culture is the mother, sister, wife,” Tampio told the audience of 100. In addition to presenting women as mothers, sisters and wives, he showed women in culture, as sexual fantasy, as myth and as artists.

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