Thu, Sep 08|
CLE Lecture Hall
Italian Art History to Historical Fiction
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