The Agency of Architectural Settings – Invention, Time and Place in Fra Angelico's Nicholas V Chapel
- Date: Oct 29, 2019
- Time: 11:00 - 13:00
- Speaker: Livia Lupi
- Location: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rom
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This talk discusses the narrative ability of architectural images, focusing on Fra Angelico’s Nicholas V Chapel. It examines the active role of architecture in these frescoes, revealing how it subtly but recognisably articulates time and place, thus addressing the theological and political messages of the chapel. This analysis demonstrates Angelico's awareness of the persuasive abilities of architecture in painting, as well as highlighting the poignancy of two-dimensional buildings beyond the representation of pictorial space.
Livia Lupi is a research fellow at the University of Warwick, where she is completing a book, Painting Architecture in Early Renaissance Italy. She held a fellowship at the Warburg Institute and taught at the University of York and Courtauld Institute.
Scientific Organization: Katharine Stahlbuhk