Posted on 18/09/2012
Dr. Jas Elsner, Humfrey Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford and Professor of the History of Art at the University of Chicago will deliver the Classics Department’s 2013 Dabis Lecture on Monday 25 February 2013:
“Visual Ontologies: Style, Archaism and the Construction of the Sacred in the Western Tradition”
The lecture concerns the ways sacred images have been framed by other images, often in different styles, within the Western tradition in order to establish their aura. The lecture will move from ancient Greece and Rome via the middle ages in Byzantium and the west to the Counter Reformation.
The lecture will be given in Royal Holloway's stunning Picture Gallery. All welcome!
For further information please contact Professor Ahuvia Kahane, Head of the Department of Classics.