Thursday, March 20, 2008

Upcoming Lectures: History of Painting and Sculpture, Renaissance to Modern

In January Quent Cordair Fine Art sponsored a fine arts cruise in the Caribbean, during which I gave 6 hours of lectures: “The History of Painting and Sculpture, Renaissance to Modern (ca. 1400-ca. 1900).” The focus was on artists of genius whose innovations changed the course of art history. In the final session we studied in detail several paintings and sculptures (including Raphael's School of Athens) using for comparison works seen earlier in the course.

The Cordair cruise was fantastic, and (yes, I do say so) these were some of my best lectures ever. I’ll be offering them as an online/teleconferencing course on four consecutive Thursdays: April 17 & 14, May 1 & 8, at 8 p.m. Eastern time. For copyright reasons involving the images used, these lectures will not be videotaped for sale, so you’ll have to catch them live or not at all. Class size is limited to 15. To register, email .

For information on my other upcoming lectures and tours (including one on the World Trade Center Memorial and a series based on Outdoor Monuments in Manhattan), visit