The next two classes (there will be no class on Friday) will concern the connection between law, visual representation and narrativity. We will discuss how and why, from the ancient to the contemporary era, figurative (and/or abstract) art has constituted a means of communication: from the authority to the mass, from the individuals towards the authority. We will do so by analyzing a series of images and by discussing their legal and political function: images convey a narration and can be, at the same time, normative. More information about the readings and useful links will be provided on Wednesday.
A. Baldini, “An Urban Carnival on the City Walls: The Visual Representation of Financial Power in European Street Art” (forthcoming in The Journal of Visual Culture): available HERE.
[image: Cathedral of Monreale, William II’s cornoation panel]