Castiglione: Art of Being a Renaissance Man
Lecture by Gary Radke
Given at the High Museum of Art, January 11, 2007
Baldassare Castiglione, a literary genius, astute diplomat, and military captain defined the term ‘Renaissance Man’. Through his best selling Book of the Courtier, he taught countless generations of European aristocrats how to be cool, calm, and collected. Syracuse University Professor and Italian art expert Gary Radke discusses Castiglione, his masterful portrait by Raphael, and the world in which they both lived.