Michelangelo and the Life and Death of Adam and Eve

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Royce Hall Conf/Seminar - - Herbert Morris Seminar Room 306

CMRS Lecture

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public. Advance registration requested.

Contact

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
(310) 825-1880
cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu

Website

http://cmrs.ucla.edu/event/michelangelo-adam-eve/

Additional Information

In this talk, Herbert Morris (Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law Emeritus, UCLA) analyzes Michelangelo’s treatment of Adam and Eve in three panels of the Sistine Ceiling devoted to their creation, temptation, and expulsion.

Delving into topics that have been minimally attended to in the critical literature or not at all, this talk examines aspects of the paintings in which Michelangelo departs from the text of Genesis, such as the nakedness of Adam and Eve in the Expulsion, and provides greater insight into Michelangelo and the tale of Adam and Eve.