One of the world’s leading art historians gave a talk on one of the world’s greatest ever painters.
The Italian master Caravaggio was the subject of a seminar by Professor Salvatore Settis, former director of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.
Professor Settis also gave a research seminar on drawing from the antique during the 16th and 17th centuries. Both seminars took place at the University on May 2.
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As part of a distinguished career Professor Settis is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the Institut de France, and of the Academies of Sciences in Berlin, Munich, Brussells, and Turin. He has also been chair of Italy’s High Council for Cultural Heritage and Landscape.
He is speaking at the University as part of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities’ Italian Visiting Fellowship in the Humanities.
This article was published on May 4, 2012