Renaissance nudes and the power of looking

Monday 25 February, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Jill Burke

Admission free, donations welcome

How were nudes represented in the Renaissance? 

Jill Burke from the University of Edinburgh discusses how representations of the naked body during the Renaissance were believed to enhance religious devotion, affect the course of disease, form beautiful babies, or drive viewers wild with desire.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Image above: Detail from Titian, Diana and Callisto, 1556–9