In a unique turn of events, Philadelphia Museum of Art curator Christopher D. M. Atkins made a revelation and uncovered a connection across classic works of art to be later included in the exhibition and book The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian. Drawing comparison and affiliation among Rubens's "Prometheus Bound," Titian's "Tityus," Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and others, Atkins assembled the imagery highlighted in this episode. Host Paula Marantz Cohen speaks... [see more] with Atkins about the affinity among these artists' lives and work, the influence of mythology and religion, what it takes to stage an exhibition of this sort, and themes and symbolism of hulking male bodies overturned.
The Drexel InterView is a half-hour, original series featuring interesting people and interesting talk. Hosted by best-selling author, critic and Drexel University Distinguished Professor of English Paula Marantz Cohen, each episode features an interview with a noteworthy figure. Guests reflect a diversity of opinions and backgrounds and come from fields including art, politics, science and business.