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Dissecting Master Art Works of Venice
alumni UBC | Worldwide Quest
Dissecting Master Art Works of Venice
Tuesday, October 4 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
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Join Justin Newell, art history lecturer at UBC, as he shares his unique insights into select works in Venice by Italian master painters including the bold Tintoretto, larger-than-life Veronese, and prolific Tiepolo in the 16th and 18th centuries.

Tintoretto, Veronese, and Tiepolo were often invited to decorate – and sometimes replace works lost due to fires – on the walls and ceilings of numerous rooms of the Ducal Palace. We'll look at fine examples and the reasoning behind their innovative artistic choices.

The two-story Scuola Grande di San Rocco is rightly considered Tintoretto’s greatest masterwork and we will take a closer look. Across the piazza we’ll explore the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari where we'll find Tintoretto’s colour-rich Assumption of the Virgin.

Conservation of these paintings is said to be “remarkable”, and Justin’s insights will help you dig deeper into why they’re still influential and worth seeing in person today.
 
 
 
Berlin webinar alumni UBC | Worldwide Quest
Germany: The Country With Too Many Capitals
Thursday, October 6 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET  Register now
Until Germany was unified, it had dozens of separate capital cities. Even after the German Empire was founded in 1871, this continued to be the case; there were even four royal capitals, each with its own king. That ended in 1918, but when Adolf Hitler came to power he had ambitious dreams for making Berlin the most impressive capital city in the world. After World War II, divided Germany had two capitals: Bonn and East Berlin. Now there is just one, the reunited city of Berlin.

Join Chris Friedrichs, Professor Emeritus of History at UBC as he discusses this complex history and why it matters today. 
 
 
 
 Lynn Kanuka webinar
alumni UBC | Worldwide Quest
"Walk This Way!" with Coach Lynn Kanuka
Tuesday, October 11 at
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET   |   Register now
Learning to move well doesn’t need to be daunting! Find your rhythm with Lynn Kanuka, Olympic Medalist turned coach. For over 30 years she's been inspiring people of all ages and ability levels through physical fitness; to take steps toward better health, achieve personal goals, and be active and happy.

Join Coach Lynn for a feel-good introduction to the enjoyment of walking and how to find a method that's right for you.



Masterpieces of Renaissance Venice
 Classical Pursuits | Worldwide Quest
Masterpieces of Renaissance Venice
Thursday, October 13 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET 
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Immerse yourself in the beauty and innovation of Renaissance Venice through its art. During this webinar, Sean Forester will discuss highlights of Venetian painting, from the charming style of Carpaccio to the enigmatic artistry of Giorgione, from Titan’s graceful figures to the dark power of Tintoretto.

Venetian artists used brilliant colour and strong contrasts of light and dark. The lavish colours available to Venetian artists came from the republic’s maritime trade with the Eastern Mediterranean and the Far East. Ultramarine literally means “beyond the sea,” and refers to the blue pigment made with lapis lazuli from Afghanistan. Venetians also used such pigments to make rich textiles and their famous glass.

Join Sean's webinar to learn about these techniques and how they were used by the greats in Renaissance Venice.
 
 
 
Exploring Homer's World in Athens and Crete 
 Classical Pursuits | Worldwide Quest
Exploring Homer's World in Athens and Crete
Thursday, November 3 at 11:00 AM ET / 2:00 PM ET 
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Join classicist Scott Shafer and Classical Pursuits director Melanie Blake for a mini virtual odyssey into the world of Homer as we prepare for our April 2023 tour to Athens and Crete.

In this online presentation, Scott will discuss Athena and her importance to the poem and her namesake city; the significance of the "golden city" of Mycenae in the Trojan War; and the evocative descriptions of Crete in the Odyssey.

Our special tour next spring includes excursions to can't-miss sights in Athens, Mycenae, Corinth and more, followed by a relaxing and luxurious retreat-style week in Crete, where we will combine small-group seminars on the Odyssey with swimming, hiking, eating, and enjoying this magnificent island.
 
 
 

 
 
 
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