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Justus van Ghent or Pedro Berruguete, Saint Augustin ,  1460-1477 ca., Urbino, Palazzo Ducale, Galleria Nazionale delle Marche
Art, History & Politics, Literature

The Art of Reading and the Studiolo of Urbino

A lecture by Lina Bolzoni, NYU | Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Date
March 22, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
Overview

Lecture on Zoom

In order to participate, RSVP and you will receive an e-mail with your Zoom link
by 6pm on March 21

If you don’t receive the e-mail by then, contact us at casa.italiana@nyu.edu

The Art of Reading
and the Studiolo of Urbino

A lecture by
Lina Bolzoni
NYU | Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Introduced by
Eugenio Refini, NYU

The lecture begins with Marcel Proust’s beautiful definition of reading: “this wonderful miracle of reading which is communication in the heart of solitude” and goes back to the Renaissance, to the idea of reading as an encounter with the author. The Studiolo of Federico da Montefeltro in Urbino makes a powerful case for the ways in which books and portraits can interact in the silent dialogue with viewer and reader.

In ENGLISH.