All Things Move: Vancouver Reading!
1387 Railspur Alley
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7
Join us in Vancouver to celebrate Jeannie Marshall‘s All Things Move: Learning to Look in the Sistine Chapel! Jeannie will be reading from her new book, and there will also be a Q&A and signing. The evening’s conversation will take place between Jeannie and The Tyee’s culture editor, Dorothy Woodend. The event will take place at Upstart & Crow on Thursday, May 4 at 7PM
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Grab your copy of All Things Move here!
A deeply personal search for meaning in Michelangelo’s frescoes—and an impassioned defence of the role of art in a fractured age.
What do we hope to get out of seeing a famous piece of art? Jeannie Marshall asked that question of herself when she started visiting the Sistine Chapel frescoes. She wanted to understand their meaning and context—but in the process, she also found what she didn’t know she was looking for.
All Things Move: Learning to Look in the Sistine Chapel tells the story of Marshall’s relationship with one of our most cherished artworks. Interwoven with the history of its making and the Rome of today, it’s an exploration of the past in the present, the street in the museum, and the way a work of art can both terrify and alchemize the soul. An impassioned defence of the role of art in a fractured age, All Things Move is a quietly sublime meditation on how our lives can be changed by art, if only we learn to look.
Jeannie Marshall is a writer who has been living in Italy with her family since 2002. A nonfiction author, journalist, and former staff features writer at the National Post in Toronto, she contributes articles to Maclean’s and the Walrus and has published literary nonfiction in The Common, the Literary Review of Canada, Brick, and elsewhere.