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Renaissance Art Expert Paul Barolsky To Speak On “Ovid’s Web” At University Of Virginia

January 29, 2003--

WHO: Paul Barolsky, U.Va. Commonwealth Professor of Art History

WHAT: "Ovid's Web"

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 160

The Roman poet Ovid explored the topic of love, and his works have influenced artists for centuries. In his lecture, "Ovid's Web: A Meditation on the Art of Ovid and the Artists He Inspired," Paul Barolsky, U.Va. professor of art history, will explore these influences beginning with a discussion of Ovid's story of Jupiter and Io, and the metamorphosis of Ovid’s story as illustrated by Italian Renaissance painter Antonio Allegeri da Correggio. The lecture will explore the wit and artifice of Ovid's storytelling and imagery and the spell that Ovidian art cast on such painters as Rubens, Velazquez, Poussin and other early modern European artists.

Barolsky is one of the world’s leading experts on the Renaissance. He has written numerous books and articles on the biography of the artist, art and literature, aesthetics and criticism. Recent books include “The Faun in the Garden: Michelangelo and the Poetic Origins of Italian Renaissance Art,” “Giotto's Father and the Family of Vasari's Lives,” “Why Mona Lisa Smiles and Other Tales by Vasari” and a forthcoming book, “Michelangelo and the Finger of God.”

For details, contact Maurie McInnis at (434) 243-8651 or mcinnis@virginia.edu.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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