Activity: Service and engagement › Public lecture, debate or seminar
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 pictorial perspective.
4 Jun 2019
‘Framed and Unframed Art: ’, East Fremantle, 4 June: Renaissance Perspective Science and Aboriginal Rock Painting