|Talks to feature art, fashion, textiles of early Europe|
|Tuesday, September 20, 2011|
Art, fashion and textiles in early modern Europe are the focus of two free public lectures at the Hanes Art Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The talks are part of the Bettie Allison Rand Lecture Series, sponsored by the art department in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Both will be in the auditorium of the art center, located on South Columbia Street between Franklin Street and Cameron Avenue.
Paul Hills, a professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, will discuss “Disclosure and Concealment in the Art of Lorenzo Lotto” on Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, a professor at the University of Berne in Switzerland, will discuss “Brilliant Appearances: Spanish Court Costume and its Pictorial Representation,” on Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Hills has written publications about color, Italian Renaissance art and the poet and painter David Jones. He has lectured on Renaissance art at international venues, including Harvard University, the Louvre Museum and the National Gallery in London. Lorenzo Lotto, the topic of Hills’ talk, was a 16th-century painter who used drapery and clothes both to disclose and conceal.
Borkopp-Restle directs the Institute for Art History at the University of Bern. From 2005 to 2008, she directed the Museum for Applied Art in Cologne, Germany. She has organized exhibitions of textile arts and other kinds of handicrafts.
William G. Rand of Raleigh, a 1952 Carolina alumnus, established the Bettie Allison Rand Lectures in Art History in 1994 in memory of his wife. The endowment allows the art department to bring eminent art historians to UNC.
Image: Portrait of Andrea Odoni, 1527, oil on canvas, by Lorenzo Lotto (collection of Queen Elizabeth II), whose work will be discussed Sept. 29 at UNC: http://uncnews.unc.edu/images/stories/news/arts/2011/hills_paulrandlecturelorenzo_lotto_1527_andrea_odoni.jpg
College of Arts and Sciences contact: Kim Spurr, (919) 962-4093,