Art Expert Paul Barolsky To Speak On “Ovid’s Web”
At University Of Virginia
January 29, 2003--
Paul Barolsky, U.Va. Commonwealth Professor of Art History
Thursday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Room 160
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.
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.”
details, contact Maurie McInnis at (434) 243-8651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298