Renaissance Ways of Seeing

Event Date: 20 May 2015
Room 112
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2015

Renaissance Ways of Seeing

How did people ‘see’ in the Renaissance? In this panel discussion Joanne Anderson (Birkbeck) will ask who coloured Mary Magdalen and why it matters, looking particularly at early Renaissance artworks produced in Alpine Italy. Paul Taylor (Warburg Institute) will explore the multivalent idea of ‘imitation’ in relation to life and art in the Renaissance. Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck) will explore the visionary ‘seeing’ (or ‘skrying’) of John Dee’s angelic conversations. Gillian Woods (Birkbeck) will investigate how characters went invisible on the Renaissance stage, and what that tells us about theatrical seeing.

Dr Joanne Anderson (Birkbeck):

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Dr Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck):

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Dr Paul Taylor (Warburg Institute):

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Dr Gillian  Woods (Birkbeck):

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Discussion and Questions:

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