The Pope DOES Wear a Funny Hat: Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art

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Taught by Gabriella Corey

After receiving a degree in the History of Art and Architecture from College of Charleston in 2013, Gabriella moved to Germany to travel and work. In September 2015, Gabriella completed her master’s thesis from the Universtiy of Glasgow on clocks and shfiting temporality in Medieval western art and moved from London back to Germany. In January, she accepted a position with Christie’s Old Master Department and moved to a Success Specialist position at artnet in April. Outside of work, Gabriella’s interests focus around getting lost in new areas of the city, eating cupcakes at every possible opportunity, and reading an incredibly random selection of books.

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Ever wondered why the Pope wears a hat shaped like a fish, or why baby Jesus is depicted squeezing a tiny bird to death? Now is your chance to find out!

Learn about the history behind well known symbols in western Medieval and Renaissance art. Impress your friends at your next trip to the Met with your newfound knowledge of 'reading' paintings like a pro!

 

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