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Nighttime: Between The Covers - A Special Series At La Crescenta Libary

Caravaggio - Supper at Emmaus - 1506 - Oil on Canvas - Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
Nighttime: Between the Covers
3 Visual Presentations – 90 minutes per session
Monday evenings – 6:30-8:00 pm - June 11th, 18th and 25th

In this highly entertaining art historical journey, we’ll be looking at Nighttime: Between the Covers! In Session 1, we’ll explore nighttime scenes as they’ve been portrayed by such artists as Remington, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Friedrich, Van Gogh, Constable, Turner, O’Keeffe and others. In Session 2, our focus will be on books--from the exquisite illuminated manuscripts of the medieval-renaissance era--to the beautiful handmade art books of today. We’ll also look at masterworks that feature books in them--because a private library was a sign of prestige and achievement. Session 3 will find us exploring bedrooms and other intimate interiors--as rendered by such great masters as Jan van Eyck, Vermeer, Tiepolo, Boucher, Fragonard, Mengs, Goya, Delacroix, and Munch--among others.

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