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San-Cap Art League looks at religion and impact on art

By Staff | Jan 11, 2011

David Jaffin, PhD, will speak at the next general meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League on Thursday, Jan. 20 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Refreshments are served at 1 p.m. sharp.

Professor Jaffin will present a slide-lecture entitled “The Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ as Seen Through the Great Masters,” commenting on the relationship between art and religion in such Italian and Dutch masters as Titian, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Rembrandt in the 15th and 16th centuries, but also including later artists such as Gauguin.

A native New Yorker, Jaffin presently lives in Munich. He attended New York University as a Penfield Scholar earning a doctorate in Cultural and Intellectual History. He has written a number of books, including four books relating to the subject of art and faith: Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Casper David Frederich, and Paul Gauguin. The relationship of Gauguin to religion alone ought to be interesting, given that Gauguin wrote and published two religions essays.

Professor Jaffin has also written several books of poetry and has given readings of his poetry in Europe and also locally.

All are welcome to attend the meeting. Please join us for part of your afternoon, and consider joining the Art League for its varied art, cultural and community programs. Visit us at www.sancapart.com.

If you have any questions, call the San-Cap Art League president, Peter Zell, at 395-2122.