Astrology in Art

The sky has forever been the subject of metaphisical speculations and simbolic reppresentations.

Astrological conceptions have evolved, in the course of time, to the point of forming a complex system of beliefes that, to this day, effect Western Culture. These beliefes have left highly significative expressions in the art world, to cite but a few: Benedetto Antelami (sculptures in the Baptistry in Parma), Giotto (frescoes in the Palazzo della Ragione in Padua) Agostino di Duccio (bas-relief in the Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini), Francesco del Cossa, Ercole de’ Roberti and Cosme’ Tura (frescoes in the Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara), Raffaello Sanzio (mosaics in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome).

Following the “Copernican Revolution” the creation of raffigurations on this theme almost totally disappeared; the beginning of the 20th century, with the Esoterical revival, has seen many artists re-begin to represent, visually, the most diverse Astrological conceptions.

Duration of Conference:
1hr approx. With projection of 35 slides.

On the subject see my volume:
The Otherworlds (Mondadori Libri Illustrati, Milano 1998) 

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