“Italian Painting after the Black Death”
WEBINAR RECORDING | “Italian Painting after the Black Death”
Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero⠀
Not surprisingly, a general existential pessimism permeated post-Black Death Europe, and this pessimism was nowhere better expressed than in art. While pre-plague art favored optimism and a celebration of life – particularly in the revolutionary painting of Giotto – post-plague art tended to be obsessed with pain, suffering, and images of death. The style of post-plague art also moved away from naturalizing and humanizing qualities towards a new emphasis on supernatural mysticism. This webinar will examine the art produced in Italy in the immediate wake of the Black Death to determine whether a post-Black Death style of art actually existed.
The webinar recording consists of a 45-minute lecture.
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- Lectures 1
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- Duration 50 minutes
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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