Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Beyond Glittering Adornment

One of Chapman University's art faculty, Dr. Leopardi, is presenting a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Art Historians of Southern California Association. In Leopardi's "Beyond Glittering Adornment: The Occult Magical Virtue of Engraved Gems in Sixteenth Century Italy," she discusses the magic and apothropaic function behind the beauty of precious stones in Renaissance portraits.

Presentation will be held at
USC on November 5th.

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