Philip Rylands, Ph.D. presents Do Great Artists Have An ‘Old-Age Style?’

Philip Rylands, Ph.D. presents Do Great Artists Have An ‘Old-Age Style?’

recorded November 30, 2020

with Philip Rylands, Ph.D.

In the 1920s a German art historian proposed that great artists develop a special and spiritual “old-age style” in their advanced years (Alterstil). Ranging from Donatello and Michelangelo, through Bernini, to Goya and even Mark Rothko and Roy Lichtenstein, this lecture by Philip Rylands, President of The Four Arts, tests whether the late works of certain artists have features in common that define an “old-age style.”

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