Sean Forester, Vanessa Rothe, and Alan Lawson, will be leading the Paris Seminar   humanities discussions. What does classical painting mean today in a world of global culture and technology?  The Paris Seminar humanities program is a brief survey of Western culture as it applies to visual artists.  We begin with the Classical Greek world and its influence.  Then we’ll study Dante and Shakespeare and some paintings and sculptures they inspired.  Finally, we’ll try to understand some of the ideas that have shaped our world, from the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Modernism, to contemporary life.  Hopefully it will offer Paris Seminar artist some ideas and inspiration.