Art historian focuses on Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance treasures include Michelangelo’s "Pieta."

Art historian Sean Crum will speak on “The High Renaissance in Italy: The Triumph of Classicism,” Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. Crum brings vast knowledge and experience to offer substance and shape to the great artists whose names top the list of renowned talents of an incomparable era.

Enjoy the exploration of how the ancient ideal of perfection is realized in the works of Italian artists Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian and Raphael and Giorgione and Donato Bramante’s architecture.

These talents were contemporaries, creating their works during the same period, influencing and inspiring each other. The “David” and “Pieta” statues and the Sistine Chapel frescoes (Michelangelo), the Mona Lisa (da Vinci), Salome (Titian), St. Peter’s Basilica (Bramante, chief architect) are among the countless treasures created in this period. 

Crum, who received his Master of Art degree from Case Western Reserve University, is an artist, etcher, teacher and musician, as well as an art historian. Recently retired from 35 years of teaching at public schools, Crum currently teaches art history for the Continuing Education Department at Lorain County Community College. His extensive credits include 34 art and educational awards, coverage in numerous publications and TV newscasts, and much more.  

In keeping with its mission, the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council presents this distinctive art program free and open to the public.

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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Volume 6, Issue 22, Posted 9:38 AM, 10.28.2014