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Thu, Sep 08


CLE Lecture Hall

Italian Art History to Historical Fiction

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Time & Location

Sep 08, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

You  probably recognize famous works of art by Leonardo da Vinci and  Michelangelo, but did you know that many of the artistic tradition of  medieval and Renaissance Italy are still alive today?  Join art  historian Laura Morelli for a behind-the-scenes look at some of Italy's  world-class artisanal traditions-everything from Murano glass to  Florentine leather and Sicilian pastry.  And hear how Laura Morelli's  immersion into Italian culture inspired her to bring the stories of art  history to life in her bestselling historical fiction.

Whether  you're joining CLE's trip to Sicily or just want to travel to Italy by  armchair, then join us for this visually rich presentation.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Presenter:   Laura Morelli holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and is  an award-winning, USA Today bestselling historical novelist.  Laura has  taught college students in the U.S. and in Italy.  She has covered art  and authentic travel for TED-Ed, national Geographic Traveler, Italy  Magazine, CNN Radio, and other media.  Laura is the author of the  popular Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes MADE IN ITALY.   Her historical novels, including THE NIGHT PORTRAIT and THE GONDOLA  MAKER, bring the stories of art history to life.  Laura's latest  historical novel, THE STOLEN LADY, tracks the untold story of the Monda  Lisa from 16th century Florence to World War II France.

Italian Art History to Historical Fiction

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