By Mary Massa
Oct. 7, 2020: Travel back in time through the Bronxville Adult School's History Happy Hour. These events will feature virtual lectures with Medieval History professor, Dr. Cristine Axen.
Dr. Axen will deliver intriguing, informative lectures about famous Medieval figures and Medieval manners. Her style is fun and dynamic, and the content of her lectures is engrossing.
You will learn about the tragic love of "Abelard and Heloise" (October 7th) that has inspired writers and artists for centuries!
Dr. Axen's "Women in Courtly Love" presentation (October 28th) will explain Medieval conventions and morés and allow you to compare Abelard and Heloise's courtship to the Medieval norm.
In her talk about "Joan of Arc" (November 20th), Dr. Axen draws on court documents from Joan of Arc's trial to enlighten you about the teenage French military leader, heroine, and
Dr. Axen's in-depth knowledge of her subject, coupled with her lively presentation, will illuminate, engage, and delight you!
Cocktails are optional!
If you want to learn more about the history of Modern Art, join the very popular Serdar Arat for "Modern Art from Leonardo to Picasso" ( Oct. 13th). What is modernism? How does modern art differ from, but also connect to the rest of art history? Why is Leonardo da Vinci, a Renaissance artist, considered modern? What connects Picasso's most radical abstractions to the medieval art of Europe? Is the art style of our own time still modern?
Questions and seeming contradictions like these will be discussed by experiencing modern and traditional masterpieces of world art comparatively. This colorful and often surprising exploration aims to clarify, define, and summarize key aspects of modern art.
Register for these and other fascinating classes online at www.bronxvilleadultschool.org or by phone at 914.395.0516
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