Image: Tintoretto, Susanna and the Elders. Circa 1555. Vienna, Kunsthistorsiches Museum.

Professor Patricia Simons will also be presenting her lecture on Susannah and the Elders at the University of Sydney. See the information for her Melbourne lecture here.

21 March, 2016, 6-7.30pm

Jacopo Tintoretto’s ‘Susanna and the Elders’ is commonly read as a case of male voyeurism, in subject and purpose, or as mere moralizing allegory. This lecture moves away from each reductive extreme by re-examining the story’s history and visual effect.

Patricia Simons is Professor of Art History, University of Michigan. Her field of study includes the art of Renaissance Europe (primarily Italy, France and the Netherlands) with a special focus on the representation of gender and sexuality.

This is a free public lecture open to all with online registrations required. Register on the University of Sydney website.

Venue: Mills Lecture Theatre 209, RC Mills Building, the University of Sydney

Contact: Ira Ferris