The history of 'pudge' in the Renaissance
26 January 2022 - 18:00
Wednesday Lecture, on Zoom and at the British Institute Library
by Alan Pascuzzi
Medieval and Renaissance artists struggled with the complexities of showing the anatomy of babies in paintings of the Madonna and child. In particular, the accurate depiction of baby fat, or 'pudge', was a significant challenge for artists who often solved this difficult aesthetic and theological problem with 'unique' solutions. Through a historic overview of the representation of baby anatomy in Florentine painting from the late 1200's to early 1500's, combined with personal artistic experience in infant anatomy, this talk will explore the development of baby fat in the Renaissance and reveal the techniques artists used to represent the wonderful ripples of 'pudge.'
Please note, only people with confirmed registrations can attend the lecture in person. The registration fee is 10 Euro per person.
All visitors to Palazzo Lanfredini will be required to show a Super Green Pass (which proves vaccination or recovery) or equivalent International certification. People attending events must wear a FFP2 mask throughout their visit. No food or drink will be served at events.
To join this lecture with Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83796375892?pwd=MkMzMjN3T2NqbmM4a1pRUktxc004dz09 at 18:00 on Wednesday 26 January.