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Sunday, April 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Outcasts: Images of the Jew in Western Art

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Marginalized, outcast and demonized in Christian art of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Jews were often the subject of ridicule or condemnation. This lecture will look at popular narratives and visual imagery in which the Jew was positioned as a social and religious outcast. These include the so-called blood libels (specifically the infamous story of Simon of Trent), images of Judas Iscariot, and the Mocking of Christ. We will consider the socio-religious function of such stereotyped images, how the Early Modern viewer might have interpreted them, and the particular values they were meant to impart.

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Efrat El-Hanany

Dr. Efrat El-Hanany, an art historian, specializes in the visual culture of the Italian Renaissance, with interests in Chinese, Jewish and contemporary art. She graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a BA in the History of Art and East Asian Studies and a BA in Education... Read More →

Sunday April 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room G