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ART@LUNCH: STEPHEN CAMPBELL, MANTEGNA AND THE FIGURE IN THE CLOUDS-A RENAISSANCE ARTIST ON THE NATURE OF IMAGES

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 12:30 p.m., Brown 320, Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Stephen Campbell, the chair and a professor of Johns Hopkins University's department of the history of art, will explore the theme of the "image made by chance" in early Renaissance art, focusing on Italian painter and engraver Andrea Mantegna, whose work features extraordinary metamorphoses between rock, cloud and human figures. Mantegna, it is proposed, set forth a "theory" of Renaissance art in his work that is crucially different from wellknown written formulations by Leon Battista Alberti and Giorgio Vasari.