Course at a Glance

November 8
Trinidad Library

Notre Dame: A Masterpiece in Flames


With Ron Johnson

Explore the April 15th fire in Notre Dame cathedral, Paris. Consider the cathedral's architecture, sculpture, and stained glass, most of which survived the fire. Thirty-three million people visit the cathedral each year, making it the most visited Gothic cathedral in France. Excellent images of the sculpture are a result of the instructor's having climbed the 387 steps in the tower to photograph the gargoyles and other sculptures. We will place Notre Dame (Our Lady) in the context of the Gothic period.

Fri., Nov. 8 • 6-8 p.m.

Trinidad Library

$30 • Class #: 43854

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Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson is an art historian and has taught at Humboldt State University, UC San Diego, University of Iowa, and more. He lived in Britain for various short periods and wrote the basic article on Rossetti's Beata Beatrix, his most famous painting. Ron has photographed works by Pre-Raphaelites in many countries. Ron still loves teaching and greatly looks forward to teaching an OLLI course on the Pre-Raphaelites and Old Masters.