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LECTURE: “Art and Anatomy in the Italian Renaissance” – Nov. 14

Date 11.04.2016

“Anatomia Italiana: Art and Anatomy in the Italian Renaissance” a lecture by Dr. Kevin Petti at Chapman University on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Petti will discuss how Italy’s medieval universities, established to study the human anatomy for physicians, were also used by Renaissance masters to heighten their art through their clandestine examination of anatomy by way of human dissection. The profound connection between art and science is best demonstrated by the genius of Michelangelo. Indeed, the wooden crucifix he carved in gratitude for secret access to corpses from a convent’s hospital still hangs in the Basilica of Santo Spirito in Florence. This talk will examine the nexus between art and science, and the history of anatomy education in the university.

Monday, November 14
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Chapman University
Argyros Forum, Room 209A

Free to attend

Parking is available after 4:00pm in the Fred L. Barrera Parking Structure (BA) on Sycamore and the Lastinger Parking (LA) Structure on Walnut Avenue. The cost is $2 for 2 hours and $3 for 4 hours. Parking without a permit or on city streets is restricted and may result in a parking citation.

For any information contact Dr. Pacchioni at