Talk: Representations of Wartime Sexual Violence in Renaissance Painting

Image Credit: Giotto di Bondone, Allegory of Injustice (detail), 1303-1305, fresco, Arena Chapel, Padua

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, PL4 8AA

01752 585050

Tuesday 05 December 2017
Admission Fee: £6/£4.20/Friends free. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA
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Rape of women and girls remains a widespread form of aggression against a civilian population during war and often the belief is that the universal condemnation and prosecution of these crimes is a relatively recent phenomenon.

However, critical representations of sexual violence were already created during the Italian Renaissance. The civic imagery developed in city-republics gives us a unique insight into the revolutionary understanding of gender-based aggression and a forgotten chapter in rape history.

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