AU Art History Student Amanda Chadbourne Wins Best Graduate Student Presentation in the Humanities at the 28th Annual Mathias Student Research Conference

Congratulations to Amanda Chadbourne, second year MA Candidate in Art History, for winning Best Oral Presentation in the Humanities by a Graduate Student at the 28th Annual Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference!

In her paper, “Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Allegory of Good Government frescoes and the influence of De rerum nature,” Amanda argues that the figure of Peace in Allegory of Good Government can be read as Venus and the dancing figures as the Muses. She further considers that these correspond with passages from Lucretius’ first century poem, De rerum natura, along with other elements in the frescoes.

Ambrogio_Lorenzetti_-_Effects_of_Good_Government_in_the_city_-_Google_Art_Project(detail of Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Allegory of Good Government)

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