Fall 2011 Athenæum Series- STILL: The Iconography of the Pieta in Contemporary Photography

Wednesday, Oct 5 12:30p to 1:30p

There is an inherited language in visual culture, beginning with the traditions of sculpture and painting, continued, or adopted and re-contextualized, in photography and film. The contemporary photographers presented in Still have adopted the Pieta figure of the Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods to express different themes, some personal, some mythological, some fantasy, but all of which offer a glimpse into their internal worlds.

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