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PUBLIC TALK: Beautiful Florentines: perfumes, powders and paint in the Renaissance

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Today's date is Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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A public lecture by Professor Evelyn Welch, Provost (Arts & Sciences), King’s College London.

The portraits of Renaissance men and women show unblemished skin, smooth, well-groomed hair and strong, handsome physiques. Women were all shown with pale white complexions while the men all have full heads of hair and ruddy cheeks. But their skeletons tell a different story, one of disease, pox-marks and deformities.

In this talk, Evelyn Welch will discuss the many recipes, potions and procedures that were used to both improve physical appearance but also to protect beauty in Renaissance Florence between 1500 and 1700. Drawing on images in the Corsini and other Italian collections, she will help today’s viewers imagine a very different sense of health and beauty in the past.
Location Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, UWA
Contact Institute of Advanced Studies <ias@uwa.edu.au> : 6488 1340
URL http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/welch
Start Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:00
End Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:00
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Submitted by Audrey Barton <abarton@admin.uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:44
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