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BRAG Art History Lectures – POSTPONED
25 March 2020 – 25 March 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
International Emeritus Professor, Richard Read will deliver four lectures on Art and Changing World Pictures at BRAG. Each lecture offers a visual analyses of four great works of Western art to chart, with sidelights from non-Western art, how the Classical, Byzantine, Medieval and early Renaissance representations of the universe transformed into each other over many centuries. In the third of four lectures on Art and Changing World Pictures, Professor Read focuses on Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s fourteenth-century fresco of Allegory of Good and Bad Government in the town hall at Siena to show how visual thinkers turned their minds to the worldly consequences of Christian spirituality by dramatizing the alternatives between social order and tyranny in a city-republic of the late Medieval period. Articulating a worldview that is unique to its time, Lorenzetti embodied three concepts of enduring importance to the history of art: allegory, political propaganda and perspective. Image reference: Ambrogio Lorenzetti, City of Good Government, Sala della pace, East wall, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena.

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