On 15 November 2016 Professor Barbara Baert will give a lecture, entitled Skull-Platter. How and Where Does Sculpture Begin? (The Johannesschüssel as Ontology) in The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Baert will give a lecture on the Johannesschüssel, a three-dimensional simulacrum of the head of John the Baptist on a platter, as Ontology. She will examine this peculiar sculptural genre through both its material and linguistic connotations.
The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) also organises a symposium on the 18th of November 2016 entitled; Wood, Stone, Flesh: Netherlandish Sixteenth-Century Sculpture and its Social Resonance. Barbara Baert will study the literary-historical impact and the iconographic Nachleben of Kairos, the time god of opportunity in the Middle Ages and modernity in het lecture entitled Time Paradigms in the Middle Ages and Modernity: When Kairos Passes.
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