Our DIESEL Author Literary Luncheon Series continues with Professor Mary Beard for her latest book How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization.
The luncheon will be held at the wonderful Amici Brentwood. The cost for the luncheon with Professor Beard is $65, which includes one copy of the book. Please contact the store at 310-576-9960 to purchase tickets.
“The history of art is about how we look." So begins Beard’s How Do We Look, in which she breaks down the multitudinous ways in which we gaze. Though concise in length, How Do We Look spans the globe and across many millennia to make sense of how culture has grappled with both the human body and the divine through art. Whether describing the Church of San Vitale at Ravenna and how early Christian artists depicted Jesus or examining the role of vanity in Renaissance art through Tintoretto’s Crucifixion, Beard gives us a feminist, and populist, art history for our times.