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AASU Professor to Lecture on "Botticelli and Biomechanics? Reflections of a Reluctant Art Historian"

Savannah, GA—How does one teach sports medicine students about the science of movement, when the only laboratory available is the city of Florence, Italy, and its great art? Join Armstrong Atlantic State University's Kristinn Heinrichs, sports medicine, during her lecture on "Botticelli and Biomechanics? Reflections of a Reluctant Art Historian." The lecture is part of AASU's Robert Ingram Strozier Faculty Lecture Series and will begin at 12:15 P.M. in AASU's University Hall 156. Lectures are free and open to the public. For details call 912.961.3173 or visit www.nt.armstrong.edu/faculty.

Necessity is the mother of invention and, in this case, a new perspective on the study of the human body and movement. Students of sports medicine, physical therapy, and athletic training must develop the same visual and perceptual skills in human movement as the young art student learning to portray the human body in movement.

This presentation explores the legacy of the Quettrocento by tracing the study of human anatomy, the development of the portrayal of movement and visual perspective, the views of medicine, and the language of gestures in art during the Florentine Renaissance.



January 7, 2002


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