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This Won't Hurt! Medicine in Art Throughout the Ages Geri Parlby Monday 13 April 2020

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT

ADVICE CONCERNING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

For more than 5000 years artists have been attempting to depict illness and healing in their art.  From Egyptian wall paintings, medieval manuscripts, Renaissance masterpieces, and 19th and 20th century realism, the mysteries of medicine have inspired artworks around the world.  In this lecture we will look at some of the bizarre, amusing and often startling realistic depictions of medicine in art throughout the ages.

Geri ParlbyGeri is a former Fleet Street journalist and film publicist. She has a first class honours degree in History and Theology, a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past eleven years both in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on the The Arts Society South West Area’s History of Art course and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University.