Jules Lubbock – The Fallibility of Perception: Lorenzetti’s frescoes in Siena’s Sala della Pace


Event Date: 10 March 2020
The Lecture Room
Warburg Institute
Woburn Square,
Bloomsbury,
London WC1H 0AB

The Warburg Institute presents:

Professor Jules Lubbock (Essex) – The Fallibility of Perception: Lorenzetti’s frescoes in Siena’s Sala della Pace

The dominant tradition of commentary on Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s frescoes of Peace and War is text based. The aim is to reconstruct the political theory that Ambrogio is supposed to have illustrated, and which is also assumed to have guided the Sienese government of the Nine. The starting point for this talk is to look carefully at the images themselves, and see where they lead.

This event is part of the Director’s Seminar Series, which brings leading scholars to the Institute to share new research and fresh perspectives on the key issues in their fields.

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