EVENT

10 IMMERSION IN CARAVAGGIO'S ART IN ORDER TO SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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7:30 pm

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HOST

Caterina Vezzoli

DATE & TIME

Thursday, January 28, 2021

7:30 pm

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9:30 pm

SESSION 2

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SESSION 3

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SESSION 4

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COST

£25

LOCATION

Online

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16. PSYCHIC INHERITANCE: WHAT DOES IT MATTER FROM WHENCE WE CAME?

SUBJECTS COVERED

Pandemic, Psychology and Religion, Red Book, Art and Archetype

DESCRIPTION

At the end of February 2020, just before the lockdown for the Covid-19 pandemic, one of my patients mentioned a dream and associated it to a painting Caravaggio did for the Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples in 1607. And from there started my immersion in Caravaggio’s way of painting and what I could understand of his life. He knew about illness and the plague that had affected his life when he was five years old.

I will use the painting Beheading of the Baptist (1607) that Caravaggio painted in Malta and won him the Maltese Cross to explore the affinity with the process that we call active imagination, and to the level of imagination that connects us to matter, to the body, and the amygdala.  

The seminar will also amplify on some theoretical aspects, and on how art enabled the encounter with the depths of the pandemic. Analogy and amplification will be used to explore emotions and feelings emerging in the course of the reflection on the pandemic and on art.

READING

Aiello, (2019), Caravaggio 1951, Milano Officina Libraria MMXIX

Jung, C.G.(2009a), Red Book. Reading Edition, New York, London, W. W. Norton

Biennale Arte 2019, May you Live in Interesting Times – ed. La Biennale di Venezia 2019

Further reading:

Ciatti M., Brunetti G.M., Caravaggio Painting Technique, Nardini Editore (2013)

Stafford B.M.,  Echo Objects. The Cognitive Work of Images, Chicago & London:The University of Chicago Press (2007)

 

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