A talk by senior art history major Peri Levin will be available on Facebook at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14.
Levin, recipient of this year's AMAM Student Paper Prize, presents "Fear of Lucretia: The Strategic Duality of a 16th-Century Wedding Gift," in a video about Domenico Beccafumi's painting Lucretia. Intended for a married couple’s bedroom, the painting depicts the ancient Roman character Lucretia committing suicide in the wake of a violent rape. This genre of images was popular in gifts on the occasion of elite weddings, and served to intimidate its wifely audience. A forum for questions will follow.