Art History Scholar To Give Talk At University Of Virginia
September 17, 2004 --
Paul Barolsky, Commonwealth Professor, U.Va.’s McIntire
Department of Art
Lecture: “Dante and the Invention
of the Modern Artist”
Thursday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Room 160
centuries, most artist, poets and writers worked in obscurity.
The idea of the artist as a hero
began with Dante, who made
himself the principal subject of his own poetry, said Paul
Commonwealth Professor of Art History at the University
of Virginia. Barolsky
will talk about the origins and history of our current
idea of the great artist that we hold today in his talk, “Dante
and the Invention of the Modern Artist,” on Thursday,
Sept. 30, 6 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 160.
a Renaissance expert, has written extensively about the biography
of the artist; art and literature;
Recent books include “Michelangelo and the Finger
of God,” “The
Faun in the Garden: Michelangelo and the Poetic Origins
of Italian Renaissance Art; “Giotto’s Father
and the Family of Vasari’s Lives; and “Why
Mona Lisa Smiles and other Tales by Vasari.”
more information, call The McIntire Department of Art
at (434) 924-6123.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298