Port Washington gets smart about art

March 11, 2017 by  

For the latest in the Afternoon TEA series, the Landmark on Main Street is treating Port Washington residents to something a little different. The Renaissance Evolution is a presentation and dissection of classical artwork with a well-established academic.

The talk is presented by Anita Rabin-Havt, a social studies teacher in Glen Head. She brings with her over 40 years of professional lecturing and art history experience, and often gives art tours in the New York area.

During the discussion, Rabin-Havt will provide an overview of the Renaissance and the forms of art that made it so versatile. The presentation will identify the key factors that make an item a Renaissance work of art, and will go on to discuss key artists of the period, including Donatello, Ghiberti, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Leonardo, and Raphael. The talk will finish with a dissection of the painting ‘School of Athens’ by Raphael, which is a prime example of the techniques developed in the Renaissance.

Since the lecture is part of the Afternoon TEA series, beverages and light snacks will be provided SerendipiTEA and Coffeed Port Washington. Poster printings of some of the works are available through the art guild.

The Renaissance Evolution will be held on March 22, starting at 2:00 pm at the Landmark on Main St. located at 232 Main St. Admission is free to the public. Anyone looking for more info should visit the website.