Do Great Artists Have An ‘Old-Age Style?’

Monday, November 30, 2020
No charge for Four Arts Members

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 Lichten- stein, 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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