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There is nothing better than to live after death: seeking immortality in cinquecento Rome

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

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Dorigen Caldwell will examine debates in literary and artistic circles in mid sixteenth-century Rome around portraiture and the encapsulation of the individual. Taking as her point of departure a portrait bust of Pope Paul III, she focusses in particular on the highly erudite circles which gathered around the Farnese court, exploring themes of paragone, materiality and the perpetuation of memory.

Part of our Murray Seminar Series hosted by Birkbeck's Department of History of Art.