About Your Expert
Susan Steer PhD is an art historian specializing in Medieval and Renaissance Venice. Susan has an extensive teaching background, lecturing on Italian art for universities in the UK and in Italy. She has also worked as a paintings researcher at museums in the UK, and has published on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art in leading specialist journals. She has lived in Venice for over 20 years.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
Dr Steer's seminars are so enjoyable and fun! In addition to art and history she shares inside information and intrigue. I am so so happy I signed up for this. Every seminar with Dr Steer has been terrific and makes me want more. In fact, I DID sign up for 4 more with Dr Steer! Grazie mille!
I learned quite a bit about Billini's family and history. Comparison to his brother's works were very useful.
This was an extremely interesting presentation of Bellini's art focusing on how his unique artistic techniques and perceptions were applied to themes painted by earlier artists. It is amazing that so many Masters living in close proximity to each other (Florence and Venice) in such a short period of time (1450 - 1550) applied their unique interpretation of themes panted by earlier artists. Many times I said to myself, "I've seen this painting before by someone else." It was true, but yet the painting was uniquely different. Bellini's innovation of painting portraits in a three-quarters view rather than in a profile was ingenious. Dr. Steer did a magnificent job in explaining the development of the artists and their unique contribution to art during the Renaissance. I can't wait to hear her next lectures. I found the presentation on Belli just absolutely fantastic!
A well balanced and deeply informed discussion of Bellini’s influences, family and career in 1500’s Venetian painting. Excellent tone and pace. Well presented slides.
Dr. Susan Steet gives a scholarly, but not stuffy presentation focusing on three great Venetian artists. Given the subject and the setting, what's not to like? The added value with Dr. Steer is that she lives there, and thinks like a local.