Invitation to Meet Author Carl Strehlke in Florence to Announce Raffle Winners

 

 

Have lunch in Florence with Author Carl Strehlke 

 
Carl Strehlke & John Scagliotti Touring Florence
Carl Strehlke & John Scagliotti Touring Florence

 

The Doni Tondo by Michelangelo

The Doni Tondo by Michelangelo

 

 

Following Pride of the Ocean’s guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, where we will be viewing The Doni Tondo (right), believed to be the only existing panel picture Michelangelo painted without the aid of assistants, we will be joined by Carl Strehlke, author of the book, “The Bernard and Mary Berenson Collection of European Paintings at I Tatti”

 

The Bernard and Mary Berenson Collection of European Paintings at I Tatti

 

 

Carl will be autographing a copy of his book, a survey of the 149 paintings collected by the Berensons prior to their donation of the collection and residence as the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. The book will be presented by Carl to a lucky winner previously drawn at a raffle following the Before Homosexuals screening.

Researching Michelangelo's Same Sex Love Sonnets at Casa Buonnaroti

Researching Michelangelo’s Same Sex Love Sonnets at Casa Buonnaroti

Carl Strehlke appears in Before Homosexuals, the upcoming documentary film about gay and lesbian history from 2000 BC until 1900 AD, which will be screened on Pride of the Ocean as a work in progress sneak peek screening.

Michelangelo same-sex love sonnet

Michelangelo same-sex love sonnet

 

 

 

 

 

Carl is alongside the film’s director, John Scagliotti (above), as they research the love sonnets, madrigals, and quatrains (right) that Michelangelo wrote to his male lover Tommaso dei Cavalieri, and which were concealed for 200 years by Michelangelo’s nephew, who changed the gender pronouns in the poetry to female. This is but one of the fascinating stories told in the film.
Click to Learn More About BEFORE HOMOSEXUALS (http://www.beforehomosexuals.com)

 

 

 

 

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