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Streamed live and designed specifically to be enjoyed at home, we are delighted to unveil this one-hour lecture delivered by art historian, Dr James Hicks.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) largely defined the synthesis of religion and humanism that differentiated the Italian renaissance from any previous period. His painting, architecture and poetry helped to articulate the "new learning" emerging from Florence in the late 15th century. It was his sculpture, however, that had the largest impact on art history. Described by Giorgio Vasari as "divine," this artist demarcates the medieval world from our own.

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  • Lecture Date & Fees

    Lecture Date & Fees

    Monday, December 7
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. GMT
    (9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT)
    Course Fee: £45
    The online Lecture Series is developed in London by Sotheby's Institute faculty, programming staff, and industry experts.
  • What Is The Lecture Series?

    What Is The Lecture Series?

    At Sotheby's Institute, we passionately believe that art is meant to inspire us all. That is why we created the virtual Lecture Series. Designed to provide viewers with insight into a vast range of art world subjects, these one-hour lectures are delivered by industry experts and Sotheby's specialists. Streamed live via Zoom, these lectures bring the Institute's expertise directly to you. The Lecture Series is ideal for art professionals and enthusiasts seeking intellectual stimulation and artistic inspiration.
  • Faculty


    Dr James Hicks is an art historian based in London but raised in central Virginia. After graduating from James Madison University in 2001 Dr Hicks continued his studies at Goldsmiths College and the University of Hertfordshire where he gained his PhD. His areas of interest and lecturing experience include British art history as well as European and American cultural history. He has worked extensively with leading London museums such as the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery, as well as at several American universities’ Semester in London programs in addition to Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
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