20 June, 2013
6.00 - 7.00pm


The Power Institute and Sydney Ideas invite you to attend the forthcoming lecture Kissing art in fifteenth century Italy by Professor Adrian Randolph.

RandolphIn his presentation, Professor Randolph will discuss a selection of Renaissance artworks designed specifically to be engaged with through the act of kissing. His approach will not simply be to describe these objects, which were produced by a number of important artists and possess intricate and haunting imagery, but also, drawing on the writings of Michel Serres, to see in them as structuring a particular relation to the spectator, one involving touch, intimacy, and sociability.

This lecture will interest not only those who have attended our previous series of Renaissance lectures, but all those interested in how we engage with the world of art. We look forward to seeing you at Professor Randolph’s lecture on Thursday 20 June at 6.00pm in The University of Sydney Law School Foyer. The event is free and registration can be made online via the University Events Calendar here.

Adrian Randolph is Leon E. Williams Professor of Art History Associate Dean of the Arts & Humanities at Dartmouth College. His research and teaching focus on fourteenth and fifteenth century Italy, with an emphasis on the city-state of Florence. His publications include studies of the development of public political art, the material and visual culture of marriage, the social production of urban spaces and configurations of masculinity in the visual arts. Professor Randolph is presently researching 'Renaissance Hybridity', exploring the representation of transformations and intersections between humans, animals, plants, and inanimate objects, and completing a book addressing gender and the experience of art in fifteenth-century Italy. He currently serves on the International Advisory Board of the journal Art History.



Location: Law School Foyer Level 2, Sydney Law School Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney Camperdown, NSW