Lior Aviv

 Authorized tour guide to Florence

Lior Aviv

 Authorized tour guide to Florence

Lior Aviv

 Authorized tour guide to Florence

 

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Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel and other Masterpieces

Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel and other Masterpieces

 

New lecture

Michelnagelo was a genius and great artist who influenced many other artists through the years and generations, 
including our days.

And yet, also he was not born into nothing. The genius was influenced and inspired by others. 
In this lecture we will enjoy the beauty of the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, trying to explain the meaning of some of the images 
and stories, as well as discovering together the inspiration Michelangelo had while working on the stories and images.

How to read Works of Art

How to read Works of Art

Renaissance art contains a secret language.  By examining various works of art, this lecture aims to identify the tools that will unlock the hidden meanings.  Much of this ability is instinctive so that it only requires the awakening of powers of observation to read this art more fully.

The Gates to Paradise

The Gates to Paradise, an Entrance to the Secrets and Beauty of Florence

The beautiful golden doors situated on the eastern side of the Baptistery in Florence are also known as 'The Gates to Paradise'. Looking at these doors it is easy to see why Michelangelo gave them this name. The five panels of each door tell stories of the Old Testament but they also illustrate many subjects important in the art of Florence.  This lecture highlights these themes and in addition reveals some secrets contained within the beauty of the doors.

Art at the Service of Power

Art at the Service of Power

Apart from being a great means for transmitting beauty, art was recognized centuries ago as the Bibbia Pauperum - the Bible of the Poor.  In this way, it was the perfect channel for conveying messages to the people, even to those without the ability to read or write.

This lecture examines art used at the service of power as an authoritative instrument throughout history.

Jesus' Life, Death and Resurrection in Renaissance Art

Jesus' Life, Death and Resurrection in Renaissance Art

There is no doubt that the story of Jesus still plays a great part in Western culture today.  
A similar enduring influence also attaches to the Renaissance art that was born in Florence.  
By referring to both these subjects, this lecture will give a deeper understanding of the period and events in Jesus’ life and the beauty of Renaissance art.

Sacred or Sinner – the Woman’s Figure in Art

Sacred or Sinner – the Woman’s Figure in Art

Throughout human history, the ambiguous attitude of man toward woman is unmistakable.  
It is an attitude that functioned to construct the figure of woman exactly as man wished to see it (or her?), struggling and fighting between two extremes.  
This lecture examines the portrayal of the sacred and the sinner as well as other representations depicted in the zone between these two opposite poles and will 
include works of art that stretch

Hidden Self-Portrait

Hidden Self-Portrait

Human beings have always longed to immortalize themselves.  Today, with the different electronic devices available, it is comparatively easy to attempt to do this.  
However, in earlier periods such commemoration was a privilege only available to favoured artists and their patrons.  
Given this opportunity the artist, in painting or sculpting himself (and rarely herself) managed to transmit various messages to his audience.  
This lecture will provide insight into the significance of the messages and the means by which the artist presented the information.

Visions and Ecstasy

Visions and Ecstasy

The Baroque period of 17th Century Europe dealt almost obsessively with matters of spirit; the ultimate aim being to achieve oneness with God.  
It was an attitude that then passed to believers by means of many - and different - works of art.   
This lecture looks at particular works of art created with the intention of offering inspired sources of contemplation and meditation to assist the 
believer in reaching the objectives of the Church.

Florence Gates of Paradise

Florence Gates of Paradise

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