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    Viewpoint: Best in Show, The Dog in Art from the Renaissance to Today

    When:
    December 13th
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    Time:
    10:30am
    Past Event
    Member Discount
    Ticket Required
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    Where:
    Historic Asolo Theater

     

    Peter Bowron will present Best in Show, The Dog in Art from the Renaissance to Today.

    Man's best friend has appeared in art since ancient times, but it was during the Renaissance that dogs were first depicted as individuals with distinct personalities. Canine companions came to be associated with a gamut of human qualities, fidelity, bravery, perseverance, and were often used to symbolize those attributes in the visual arts, literature, and the performing arts. Using examples from art, literature, photography and film, this program will look at the dog's infinite versatility as an artistic and cultural symbol over the past 500 years.

     

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