Apologies for cross-posting
This is to let you know about two forthcoming events about Renaissance and Early Modern Cosmetics at the National Galleries of Scotland, 17-18 March 2011.
On Thursday 17th at 6pm, there is a public lecture by Professor Evelyn Welch (Queen Mary, London), "Painted Faces in Renaissance Europe". Everyone is very welcome to come, no booking required.
On Friday 18th March, we are holding "Making Up the Renaissance", a study day and workshop about the theory and practice of cosmetics in the Renaissance (more details below). Numbers are limited for the study day, so booking is essential - please email me ([log in to unmask]) by March 7 if you wish to come.
There are more details about both events on the Making Up the Renaissance website, http://sites.ace.ed.ac.uk/renaissancecosmetics/
All best wishes,
Friday 18 March 2011, 9.15am-5.30pm
Making Up the Renaissance: Study Day
9.30-11 Cosmetics, Women’s Agency and the English Renaissance Stage
Chaired by James Loxley (Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Edinburgh).
Farah-Karim Cooper (Head of Courses and Research, Shakespeare’s Globe), "Painting and Performance on the English Renaissance Stage"
Patricia Phillippy (Professor of English Literature, Kingston University), "Chaste Painting: Elizabeth Russell and Female Sovereignty"
11.30-12.30 Caterina Sforza’s Experiments and Renaissance Cosmetics
Jacqueline Spicer (PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh), "Caterina Sforza’s Experimenti: An Introduction"
Anna Canning (Herbalist, Floramedica), "An Exploration of Renaissance Cosmetics: Materials, Processes and Effects"
1.30-3.30 The Renaissance Makeover
A cosmetics workshop led by Anna Canning and Sally Pointer, where participants will learn how to make (and apply) renaissance cosmetics based a selection of Caterina Sforza’s recipes.
4-5.30 The Culture of Cosmetics in Renaissance Italy
Chaired by Patricia Allerston (Head of Education, National Galleries of Scotland)
Jill Burke (Senior Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art, University of Edinburgh), "Renaissance Skin: Beauty, Painting and the Pox"
Marta Ajmar (Research, Victoria and Albert Museum), title tbc – Renaissance Bedrooms and the Context for Cosmetics
Followed by a roundtable discussion
Supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the University of Edinburgh, and the National Galleries of Scotland.
Dr Jill Burke
Senior Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art History
School of Arts, Culture and Environment
University of Edinburgh
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Edinburgh EH1 1JZ
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