Presentation examines art's place during war


The Battle of Hastings' violence is captured in the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th-century chronicle of William the Conqueror's Norman invasion of England. The tapestry, among other artworks, will be discussed Tuesday at the Crestview Public Library.

BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin
Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 at 09:45 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Man's fatal attraction to war contrasted with his aspirations for beauty is the discussion topic of a multimedia presentation Tuesday evening at the Crestview Public Library.

French art historian Marie-Claude Tildach-Bohler presents "Art, Literature and Music in Times of War."

After four years in the 1970s as a diplomat at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Tildach-Bohler returned 10 years later as an American Air Force officer's wife.

A passion for music, art and history, and being a self-described "museum rat," led her to a position as docent and guide at the Fort Worth Museum of American Art.

"Music has occupied a major and constant place in my life, as have my interests in philosophy, religions, history — with a special focus on Greco-Latin antiquity — and my passion for human voice," Tildach-Bohler said.

She teaches French language and conversation classes in Niceville, where she and her husband, Don, live when not at their Montpelier, France home.

The Tildach-Bohlers are members of the Crestview Sister City Program, and together presented a history of the famed Bayeux Tapestry to participants in last summer's exchange visit to France.

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