Springfield Museums Events November

Erotic Appetites: Art, Food, Sex and Diet in the Italian Renaissance

Erotic Appetites: Art, Food, Sex and Diet in the Italian Renaissance

November 3rd, 2:00 pm

Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

With John Varriano, Ph.D.

Erotic Appetites focuses on paintings of food that embody two genres of Renaissance allusion, the first exploiting the sexually suggestive shapes of certain fruits and vegetables, and the second linking the eating habits of the different social classes to stereotypical notions of sexuality and procreative success.

About the Presenter
John Varriano Ph.D, taught Art History at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts from 1970, the year he received his degree from the University of Michigan, until his retirement in June, 2009.  He chaired his department for four terms and was named Idella Plimpton Kendall Professor in 1994.

Free wth museum admission.

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