This afternoon in Pisa Jean Cadogan will present “Maravigliose istorie: The Mural Decoration of the Camposanto in Pisa” as the the annual IAS/Kress Lecture. Her presentation examines the murals painted by Benozzo Gozzoli in the context of the changing civic function of the Camposanto in the fifteenth century, as well as altered economic, social, and political conditions in Pisa. Dr. Cadogan is Professor of Fine Arts at Trinity College in Hartford, CT and the author of Domenico Ghirlandaio, Artist and Artisan (Yale University Press, 2001). The Gipsoteca of the Università di Pisa will host the lecture with sponsorship by the Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere. Lecture starts at 5pm with a reception to follow the talk.
Benozzo Gozzoli, The Vintage and Drunkenness of Noah, 1469-84, fresco, Camposanto, Pisa