Public event: Circling bodies: Bronzino’s "Morgante" as a site of corporal interaction

Lecture with Clim Wijnands (RICH Radboud University Nijmegen) Monday, November 23, 2020, 5 pm


The paper focuses on Agnolo Bronzino’s life-size portrait of Cosimo I de’ Medici’s court dwarf Morgante painted on both sides of the canvas. Bronzino’s bifrontal object required beholders to engage the painting physically and kinetically by walking around it in circles. We will discuss how this multisensory interaction shaped and was shaped by the perception of Morgante’s non- normative body.