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U.Va. Renaissance Art Scholar To Give Public Talk On Oct. 20

October 10, 2005 --

WHO:   Paul Barolsky, Commonwealth Professor of Art History, U.Va.’s McIntire Department of Art

WHAT:  Talk — “Ovid, Bernini and the Art of Petrification”

WHEN:  Thursday Oct. 20, Campbell Hall, Room 160, 5 p.m.

University of Virginia Renaissance scholar and Commonwealth Professor Paul Barolsky will give a public talk, “Ovid, Bernini and the Art of Petrification,” on Thursday, Oct 20, in Campbell Hall, Room 160 at 5 p.m. The lecture, part of the McIntire Lecture Series, is sponsored by the Department of Classics.

Barolsky has written numerous books and articles dealing with Italian Renaissance art, literature, aesthetics and criticism. 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.”

Barolsky received his B.A. in philosophy from Middlebury College, and a Ph.D. in the history of art at Harvard University. Barolsky has taught in U.Va.’s McIntire Department of Art since 1969.

For more information call the McIntire Department of Art at (434) 924-6123.

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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