Introductions to three significant artists of the Late Medieval / Early Renaissance period: Giotto di Bondone, Piero della Francesca and Bernadino di Betto, better known as Pinturicchio. We will follow each artist as he travels around Italy, seeking and accepting opportunities that will enable him to develop and express a distinctive vision of the Christian Humanist message.
Presented by Richard Stone
Richard Stone is an experienced teacher specialising in History, Philosophy and Literature. He provides an informative overview of the topic and welcomes anyone with a keen interest in the theme. His classes are conducted in a relaxed, informal style.
Richard Stone has long been intrigued by history and fascinated by human creativity. An extended period of Tertiary study produced a Degree in Art History and Music along with Diplomas in Art and Design and in Education. There followed a satisfying thirty year career as a teacher and lecturer in Independent Schools. During this time Richard continued to practise as a painter and photographer and satisfied an urge to travel by developing a program of European study tours. Since the mid-nineties he has accompanied more than twenty groups of Secondary students and adults to various destinations in search of cultural enlightenment. His interests have continued to expand with time and today he enjoys sharing his enthusiasms for History, Literature and the Arts with interested audiences of any age.