‘Susanna and the Elders’ is commonly read as a case of male voyeurism, in subject and purpose, or as mere moralizing allegory. This lecture moves away from each reductive extreme by re-examining the story’s history and visual effect.
Professor Patricia Simons is Professor of Art History, University of Michigan. Her field of study includes the art of Renaissance Europe (primarily Italy, France and the Netherlands) with a special focus on the representation of gender and sexuality
Date: Wednesday 9th March, 5:30–6:45PM
Venue: Theatre 1, Alan Gilbert Building, University of Melbourne
Free to attend. Registrations can be made on the university website.