book cover with about a hundred people trying to get a drink of wineRod Phillips spoke at a sold-out event at the Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, on Sunday, 7 April.  His talk, entitled “Wine & the Masters,” focused on the representation of wine in paintings by the Masters (about 1500-1800).  He first outlined the wine culture in which the Masters lived and worked, then discussed a number of paintings that represented art in such contexts as religion, celebration, dining, connoisseurship, and morality.

 Following the talk, Rod led a wine tasting.