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Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium - Hans W. Hubert (Art History)


Prof. Dr. Hans W. Hubert
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Art History
Internal Senior Fellow

How do artists become heroes? Michelangelo as conqueror and salvator.
When Dec 07, 2015
from 12:15 PM to 01:45 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminar Room
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Contact Phone +49 (0)761 203-97362
Attendees universitätsoffen / open to university members
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Michelangelo is one of the world's most renowned artists and can, without a doubt, be considered one of the greatest artists of all time. But why?

In 2011, as part of their science fiction series S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel Comics merchandised Michelangelo as a superhero with supernatural powers. Hans W. Hubert's detailed investigation focuses on the formation of the image of Michelangelo as an exceptional and “heroic” artist. These notions are part of a deep rooted history and can be traced back to the reception of “the divine” in the sixteenth century. Beginning with the conception of such ideas within Michelangelo's very own lifetime, and concluding with how these ideas persistently influence modern day perceptions, Hans W. Hubert will explore the presentation of Michelangelo as a hero.