Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti was born 610 years ago – on 14 February 1404 and died on 20 April 1472 in Florence. A typical ‘Renaissance man’,…

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Opera: the essential Italian art form

Opera: the essential Italian art form

A presentation by Chris Latham On Thursday 17 October the Director of the Canberra International Music Festival and of ‘Voices in the Forest’, Chris Latham,…

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Aldo Giurgola, our architect

Aldo Giurgola, our architect

On 24 June 2013 the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the House moved a motion to mark the 25th anniversary of the parliament building…

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Titian: life and works

Titian: life and works

On 18 July 2013, approximately 50 Dante members enjoyed a presentation by Gordon Bull of the ANU School of Art on the great Italian Renaissance…

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Frescoes and painting techniques in Italian art

Frescoes and painting techniques in Italian art

Italy’s art treasures are one of the main attractions for overseas visitors, including our own  Dante members. Therefore it seemed logical to take advantage of…

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