“Hardly a week went by without a spectacle’s taking place, one usually connected with the doge.” Part 1 of a discussion one 2 Venetian Renaissance ceremonies
Chen Shu (1660-1735) was born into an elite family in Jiaxing, China and was the daughter of an artist. This allowed her to study painting as a young girl, despite the mixed feelings about women’s education at the time that kept only a few women of the elite from pursuing an education. Chen Shu studiedContinue reading “Reframing History: Chen Shu 陳書”
The legacies that shape the memory of notable historical figures are passed down through oral and written tradition. Through time and with the storyteller’s bias, these stories and legacies change to create specific memories that stay with the figure and become a part of accepted history. The question becomes how accurate are the legacies andContinue reading “Saint and Sinner: The Legacies of Two Byzantine Empresses”
This talk is the first of two on Judith and Holofernes scenes and their changing depictions. The second part will be coming later this spring and both will hopefully lead into a new line of research for me!
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