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Faith, Emotion & The Body in the Baroque - Symposium

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Saturday 9 December, 1-5pm, Hamilton Gallery

Join luminaries to discover the human stories behind the exhibition in this insightful afternoon of scholarly discussion, revealing the profound religious, technological, and societal transformations that fuelled Emerging From Darkness' unforgettable and highly emotive works.

Enjoy opportunities for Q&A and informal discussion amidst this dynamic day of spotlight talks alongside a locally-catered afternoon tea.

Speakers & Topics:

  • Dr Lisa Beaven, exhibition co-curator and Senior Research Fellow, La Trobe University – Topic: Michelangelo’s Last Judgement and issues of nudity and decorum after the Council of Trent
  • Mr Laurie Benson, exhibition co-curator and Curator of International Art at the NGV – Topic: Annibale Carracci & the Carracci Academy
  • Dr David R. Marshall, exhibition co-curator, Associate Professor and Principal Fellow of Art History, University of Melbourne – Topic: Caravaggio & the Caravaggisti: Painting from life
  • Dr Esther Theiler, Honorary Research Fellow in Classics & Ancient History, La Trobe University – Topic: Portraiture & Women Artist

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    This is a COVIDsafe accessible and inclusive event taking place on Gunditjmara Country. Please contact our team if you need assistance-, 03 5573 0460


    Artwork: Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called il Guercino   

    Doubting Thomas   

    c. 1623–29  

    Oil on canvas  

    Private collection 

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