Wonderful presentation, bery interesting and well,presented!
I suppose in this day and age, we should not be shocked that unethical capitalism funded **** Germany. Dr. Ballard’s usual superb examination of a frightening topic.
Kate does a terrific job of weaving all these American ex-pats together. It's been fascinating. The Anglo-American community in Florence was small. Lots of opportunities for these artists to meet and mingle. Getting an overview of the known and new- to- me artists has been fun.
I am a professional artist and thought I knew a lot about Mark Rothko, but wanted to be more informed before I travel to Paris to see the Landmark Rothko Exhibition. I will be leading a small tour of my own while there. Dr. Hirsh's lecture was just superb - engaging, well-organized with many aspects of Rothko's life and career that I didn't know about, with great photos I had not yet seen. Her analysis of artworks was beautiful described, in addition to his career development. I highly recommend her lecture, and look forward to attending more from her on different topics in the future.
Fascinating presentation- learned a lot
Enjoyed the presentation and learned a lot.
As usual Dr Bell presented an excellent overview on the Civil War as well as focus subjects not on a traditional syllabus
This session was loaded with new items related to the civil war that I was unaware of..
Dr. Bell’s two level approach to the war really made the elements and topics stand out and memorable.
I've loved this whole series with Dr. Bell. I didn't realize how much I didn't know! I'm sorry that we only have a few more Context talks with him.
This talk was the BEST Richard Bell yet! I loved hearing the start of the Civil War interpretid by him, this most articulate man! I am looking forward to listening to the recording and sharing it with my daughter who is a Civil War fan like her mama!
Best description of the Civil War I have yet heard.
Very interesting- excellent how many beautiful paintings were integrated into the presentation
Another excellent, informative & fascinating lecture setting in vivid context American writers in Florence; how they formed a tight knit community and used their surroundings, villas and friends as source material. Superbly illustrated and inspiring : my ‘must read’ book list has grown significantly longer!
As an American, this enhanced even more my knowledge of Florence, a city I love. I hope to read some of the literature Kate mentioned. The videos greatly added to this too.
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