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Gallery Talk: The Back Story: Distance And Close-up And Medieval And Renaissance Painting

Sunday, May 6, 2012 2:00p to 3:00p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

Constructing a difference between foreground and background -- distant space and close-up space -- is one of a painter's most fundamental tasks. In the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, the distinction between distant space and close-up space creates a world within a picture, shaping the painting's storytelling. This talk, led by Beatrice Kitzinger, will explore paintings in which the distinction between distant space and close-up space is used in the construction of a painting's purpose and argument.… Show more

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
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