Watson Gordon Lecture | Shadowing Diana: Paint and the Black Body

An illustrated lecture by Professor Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw (University of Pennsylvania).

Professor Shaw takes Titian’s Diana and Actaeon as a starting point to examine some of the challenges and opportunities that dark skin and Black bodies have presented to White artists, from the Renaissance through to the present day. In addition to considering Titian’s famous poésie, Professor Shaw also considers work by Winslow Homer, John Sloan, Andrew Wyeth, and Robert Arneson.

This talk was originally broadcast live. The lecture is followed by responses to audience questions.

24 November 2021