Four Wednesdays • June 18-July 9 • 3:15-5:00 pm • $100
The ancient myths sought to explain the fears and delights of existence and continue to do so today. We’ll explore the stories of Homer, the Greek dramatists, Ovid, and others as interpreted by Greek vase painters, Roman sculptors, Medieval book illustrators, and Renaissance and Baroque painters and sculptors. What do the images tell us of the concerns of the times in which they were produced? Artists range from Exekias to Salvador Dali, and they will be examined as we unravel the many conquests of Zeus, Cupid and Psyche, Narcissus and Echo, and many others.
Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and now lectures for the College of Marin and Dominican University and leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.