The Striking Man in a Complex Icon: Basil the Great's Fascinating Life
Among the Timken’s extraordinary collection of icons there is one about St. Basil. It causes a viewer to pause both for its riveting coloration and its complexity. That is true to form because Basil of Cappadocia, the man in the center, was himself a most colorful, complex character during the 4th century AD. In this lecture we will examine him in dialogue with how his life story is told by the icon.
Saints and Sinners in Great Art
Join Timken Docent and USD Professor of Biblical Studies (ret.) Dr. Florence Gillman for presentations about the famous saints and sinners in some of the Timken’s masterpieces. There is so much more to find out about their stories and their artistic portrayals than we often realize!