Lecture | Saint Dominic and the Foundation of the Order of Preachers, in Italian Art – Joan Barclay-Lloyd | Newman College

Tomb of St Dominic, Bologna

Tomb of St Dominic, Bologna via Flickr by user paullew. Click on image to view original.

In the thirteenth century Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Dominic founded two great mendicant orders – the Franciscans and the Dominicans. The imagery of Saint Dominic (c. 1170-1221) is much less well known than that of Saint Francis. This lecture will show some of its important features. Major works discussed will be the early parts of the tomb or Arca of Saint Dominic, by Nicolo Pisano , c. 1264-67, in Bologna; the Portrait of Saint Dominic with Scenes from his Life by Francesco Traini, c. 1342-5, in Pisa; and the frescoes in the ‘Spanish Chapel’ at S. Maria Novella in Florence by Andrea Bonaiuti, c. 1366-68.

Dr Joan Barclay Lloyd taught art history from 1980 to 2006 at La Trobe University and continues her research on medieval art and architecture from her base in Rome.

Date: 7th March, 5pm

Venue: The Oratory, Newman College, University of Melbourne, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville

The lecture is free to attend and you can reserve a place view the University of Melbourne website.

More information can be found on the website.