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The Depiction of Blindness in Art

This talk examines the treatment of blindness in art, from antiquity to the modern era with emphasis on classical and biblical traditions. Works of art depicting the blind Homer, the healing of the blind, blindness as a punishment and blindness as a special entity are presented this Osher talk.


Mark Ruttum

Dr. Mark Ruttum a retired professor of ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and has lived in the Milwaukee area since 1978. His interest in how vision and art interact stems from attending lectures on this subject at the ... read more

Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2022

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Mark Ruttum

Fee: $10

Program Number: SPRI:354

Registration opens Tue, Jan 11, 2022.

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