Writing Workshop | A Long Look at Love: "Venus and Amor" by Lucas Cranach the Elder


Writing Workshop | A Long Look at Love: "Venus and Amor" by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

An art object asks us to reply to it: it returns our gaze, and it compels action and reaction from us. In this interactive workshop, we will discover that a slower, closer look at Cranach's complex mythographic portrait of the well-known figures of Venus and Amor will expose an extraordinary range of subjects.  We will examine and engage these subjects together through a guided program of prompts, writing our responses to Cranach's work. Presented by Sarah M. Anderson, lecturer in English, the Medieval Studies Program, and the Freshman Seminar Program, Princeton University.

Free registration for the lecture via Zoom here.  (When prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar "español" o el idioma de su elección.

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, 1472–1553), Venus and Amor, ca. 1518–20. Oil on wood panel. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, gift of George L. Craig, Jr., Class of 1921, and Mrs. Craig