Open access lecture by Giovanna Sarno on A New Approach to Caravaggio: Psychobiographical Aspects
Date: 10 October 2022 (Monday), 6:00pm
Venue: New Academic Building, Hall 002, National Academy of Art, 1 Shipka Street, Sofia
The Italian art historian and art therapist Giovanna Sarno will visit the National Academy of Art in Sofia to conduct a two-day workshop "Art Therapy as a Remedy: the Past and the Present", which includes a public lecture and a creative workshop involving students from the National Academy of Art, who pursue the Master's degree programmes in Art Therapy and in Psychology of Art.
On 10 October 2022, at 6:00pm Giovanna Sarno will deliver a public lecture on "A New Approach to Caravaggio: Psychobiographical Aspects". Starting from the notion that trauma can also be expressed through the image, the lecture examines famous works of Michelangelo Merisi from a psychological point of view, identifying an identical emotion of fear and pain disguised in different circumstances. Giovanna Sarno traces two recurring motifs in Caravaggio's works: surprise and the violence suffered. The lecture explores how these two lines are separated chronologically, and slowly reach unification in his final masterpiece – The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula.
The project is financed under the Programme for the Scientific and Artistic-Creative Activities of the National Academy of Art for Year 2022.
Organisers: Prof. D.Sc. Peter Tsanev and Dr. Lilyana Karadzhova