More details about the Santa Rosa Junior College class follow, courtesy of a press release from the school:
ARTISTIC RIVALS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN PETALUMA
Santa Rosa, Calif. —Who says competition is a bad thing? Fierce rivalry inspired some of the greatest artwork ever produced. Beginning October 24 at the Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College, cultural historian Bruce Elliott, Ph.D., will stage a weekly series of confrontations between history’s greatest painters, contrasting personal temperaments and artistic techniques -- think Raphael vs. Michelangelo or Vermeer vs. Rembrandt. Carole L. Ellis Auditorium on the Petaluma SRJC campus, with its giant screen, will be the setting for these artistic duels.
This Community Education class offers in-depth comparisons of Great Masters through the ages, from the Renaissance to the Romantic era. Along with Raphael vs. Michelangelo, students can look forward to presentations on Tintoretto vs. Titian, Rubens vs. Caravaggio, Vermeer vs. Rembrandt, Boucher vs. Poussin, and Delacroix vs. Ingres.
For several years Dr. Elliott has been attracting large audiences to his classes in Santa Rosa. He has developed a reputation for making history come alive; as one adult learner put it, he blends education with entertainment. These classes will be held on six Thursday evenings, 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Oct. 24 – December 5, so sign up early at www.santarosa.edu/CommunityEducation or call 527-4372. Ellis Auditorium is located on the Petaluma campus at 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, CA 94954. A $4 parking fee is required to park on campus.
What: Great Artistic Rivals Community Ed course
Where: Carole L. Ellis Auditorium, SRJC Petaluma Campus
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
When: 6 Thursdays ▪ 7:00-8:45 PM ▪ October 24-December 5
Cost: $105 for six session class
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