Good Government in Medieval Siena

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar


The next lecture ‘Good and Bad Government at Medieval Siena’ on 27 May, will be hosted by BRAG online using YouTube, followed by a facilitated discussion with Professor Read on the video conference platform Zoom. Please book your ticket to receive the links.
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.
This lecture will discuss 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.
Period20 May 202025 May 2020
Event titleGood Government in Medieval Siena,’ A Richard Read Online Lecture: Art and Changing World Pictures Series, Bunbury
Event typeCommunity
LocationBunbury, Australia, Western Australia