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*Lectures will be given via Zoom on each Saturday listed from
11:00 AM- 12:30 PM EST


JAN 9th | VERDON: Following the Star (the Magi in Art)


FEB 13th | VERDON: The Art of Penitence (Lenten Images)

FEB 20th | ROSSI: Creativity


Both talks will be given on Saturday, March 27th

 ROSSI: Tools of the Trade as Instrumentum Dei: Materials and Techniques

VERDON: Michelangelo and Christ’s Passion (The Florence Pietà)


APR 10th | VERDON: The Victory of Life (Easter in Renaissance Art)

APR 17th | ROSSI: Spirit and Beauty 


MAY 8th | VERDON: The Great Mother (Nature and Mary)

After Christ, Mary is the principal subject of Christian visual art, represented by painters and sculptors of all periods. This talk reflects on how Medieval  and Renaissance artists interwove traditional biblical and theological notions with then new humanist ideas to produce images of a woman at once submissive and strong, obedient and free.

MAY 15th | ROSSI: Sharing Light

As an introduction to  the meaning of some of Filippo Rossi’s works, this talk explores the theme of Light: Light as forgiveness, salvation, gift, faith, and loveLight as gratitude and contemplation. In Rossi’s art the Light theme is a thread binding together works done in different periods and situations that allow us to penetrate several levels of meaning.


*The talks in June, July and August will be 10 AM – 11:30 AM EST 

JUNE 12th | ROSSI: Intimate Beauty 

Join us on a journey with Filippo Rossi  to a country home in the hills Tuscany, where his works have found their destiny and brought much beauty.

JUNE 19th| VERDON: St John the Baptist in Florentine Art

John the Baptist, the Patron Saint of Florence, is frequently represented in that city’s art, where the two moments of his life recalled in the liturgy, St John’s birth and death, become themes of great importance interpreted by the major artists of the Renaissance, including Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo.


JULY 10th| VERDON:  Christian Monastic Life and Art

Throughout history, monasteries have traditionally fostered creative activity, seeing scholarship, music, architecture and the arts as ways of expressing the monks’ inner life. The resulting cultural heritage, rich in spiritual content, in turn influenced many other spheres of Christian experience. This talk reflects on the messages of ancient and modern monastic art.

JULY 17th | ROSSI:  A Painting

Join Master Artist  Filippo Rossi  in his studio as he walks through the process of  creating  a painting. Filippo will highlight the various phases of the creation of the work of art and  show one of the many possibilities of giving shape to the message that the artist wants to communicate.  He will also demonstrate some of the technical aspects involved on the realization of paintings.

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