John Paoletti

Macgeorge Fellow at The University of Melbourne

Clothing Michelangelo’s David: History, Iconography, Context

The Margaret Manion Lecture 2010, November 17th 6:30

Michelangelo’s David has become so much an image of Renaissance genius in art and civic awareness, so much a cultural icon, and so frequently tied to modern sexual politics that it has become impossible to see clearly. Can we figuratively clothe the statue with new meanings if we look not only at the history of art or the politics of the time, but also the lived activities of ordinary contemporary Florentines, those people who have no history, but to whom the statue was addressed?

John Paoletti is a  Macgeorge Fellow at The University of Melbourne,  Australian Institute of Art History. He is the Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus and Professor of Art History, Emeritus at Wesleyan University,  Connecticut, USA.

Presented by The Fine Arts Network with the Art History Discipline, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne.

Date: 6:30pm Wednesday 17 November 2010

Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre,  The University of Melbourne (Parkville)

All welcome – Free lecture (Bookings are not required)