Professor Touches on Greek Influence in Art

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The Romans, Renaissance masters and today’s art icons owe a debt to ancient Greece. The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library hosts Stockton University art history professor Kate Nearpass Ogden’s presentation, “Classical Subjects in Art: Everyone Copied the Greeks,” on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

The educator will highlight the Grecian impact on Sandro Botticelli and other conservative artists, Baroque painters and sculptors including Bernini, and surrealists such as Salvador Dali, Man Ray, René Magritte and Giorgio di Chirico.

Attendees will also discover the influence of ancient Greece in the works of Andy Warhol, the Harry Potter film series and the art of computer-generated imagery.

Ogden has been at Stockton University since 1991, teaching the art history survey (Art History I and II) as well as specialized courses in American art and modern art, and the history of photography. Since 2003 she has occasionally taught a course, Art of New Jersey, in which students write essays for the website Art & Architecture of New Jersey.

To register for the library presentation, call the branch at 609-597-3381 or visit  —E.E.

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