A Renaissance miniature portrait

Art Historian Explores Renaissance Miniature Portraits in Lecture

May 3, 2012

Dr. Laurinda Dixon, and Art Historian from Syracuse University , will offer a lecture titled "The Heart, Eye, and Brain of the Beholder: Looking at Renaissance Miniature Portraits" on at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 7 in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theater. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

 Dixon will discuss "love" and lovesickness (erotomania, or love melancholy) and miniature portraits as active instigators of bodily and psychic responses in the context of Renaissance theories of neuropsychology and humoral medicine.

For more information contact Professor of Art Elizabeth Ayer at 607-431-4826 or

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