Presented by the Case Western Reserve University Department of Art History and Art, the Julius Fund Lecture brings internationally renowned experts whose research focuses on Medieval art to Cleveland.
Coinciding with the unprecedented exhibition, Michelangelo: Mind of the Master, the lecture will propose that the artist evoked a Eucharistic association at the Laurentian Library by designing a “cathedral of learning,” yet expressed his own spiritual beliefs by forging a somaesthetic bond between readers and God.
Speaker: Daniel Savoy is an Associate Professor of Art History and Digital Media Arts at Manhattan College.
For any work of art, the view of the object at rest is a snapshot of the extant state of theological and political affairs surrounding the given image. But as soon as we notice that ensuing action is implied, that the static image we are witnessing is but a single moment in a kinetic continuum, it becomes clear that the status quo of political and theological meaning may also hint at or imply a potential or consequence that remains hidden when we merely look at the image as it is frozen in time. When we take such a view, dissident or questionably orthodox political and theological messages that are implied (but not articulated) in the image reveal themselves.
University of Michigan professor Elizabeth Sears delivers the Julius Fund Lecture in Medieval Art.
Devoted to medieval art and architecture, this lecture looks at how works of art were re-used and re-interpreted later in the Middle Ages.