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Lovers, Popes and Soldiers: Men in Renaissance Art
When discussing the way people are shown in art, we often give less attention to the masculine figure. These lectures, starting with Mediaeval/Renaissance depictions of masculinity, remind us that men might be shown as individuals, ideals and stereotypes, with relation to status, temperament and fashion. From striped tights to clerical robes, this talk examines the way art constructs and reflects not only how men looked, but how they wanted to be shown.
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