Lactation of St. Bernard and the Renaissance Humanists [F-18-38]

Presenter: Geoffrey Clark
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 2:00 PM 10/04

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The strange legend surrounding St. Bernard of Clairvaux nursing at the Virgin’s breast became a popular motif in late medieval art. This lecture traces the pictorial evolution of the Lactation of St. Bernard and shows how the theme was incorporated into certain famous Renaissance paintings, enabling us to see them anew and more fully understand their iconic messages.

Geoffrey Clark is Professor of History at SUNY Potsdam. He is the author of 2 books and numerous articles on the history of insurance with special reference to its social and cultural impact on early modern and modern Europe.

Cap: 50

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