EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “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 will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.
- Your participation is confirmed once you have purchased your ticket. You will receive the Zoom link to join the presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
- Space is limited for this lecture; only the first 1,000 people to click the “BOOK NOW” link will be able to tune in.
- VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience for 7 days after the event.