Art for Lunch: Bronzino’s London Venus and the Four Stages of Illicit Love for Catherine de’ Medici

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 09/07/2006 - 12:57.
09/21/2006 - 23:45
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ART FOR LUNCH

Slide/PowerPoint Lectures by
Case Art History Faculty, Case Art History Graduate Students
Guest Faculty, Cleveland Museum of Art Curators
 
Prof. Edward Olszewski
Department of Art History & Art
Case Western Reserve University

will present
 
Bronzino’s London Venus
and the Four Stages of Illicit Love
for Catherine de’ Medici

 With the recent arguments identifying one of the
figures in Bronzino's National Gallery allegory as a personification
of Syphillis, the painting can now be read as a moral lesson
involving the four stages of illicit love. Giorgio Vasari wrote that
the painting was sent to the king of France, who has usually been
identified as Francis I. Prof. Olszewski will argue that the painting alludes instead to
Henry II and his mistress, Diane de Poitiers, and may have been sent
to his queen, Catherine de' Medici from the court of Cosimo I.

 
September 21, 2006
11:45 am
 
Mather House
Room 100

Location

Case Western Reseerve University, Mather House
10900 Euclid Avenue North Campus between Belflower and Euclid, West of Ford Dr.
Cleveland, OH
United States