Dr Geri Parlby
Dr Geri Parlby Art Historian & Freelance Lecturer

This Won’t Hurt a Bit! Medicine in art throughout the ages.
Fiction, Fallacy & Fake News - Spin and propaganda in art throughout the ages
From Garbo to Garland – The magical art of Hollywood
From Magic Lanterns to Metro Goldwyn Mayer: The birth of the Silver Screen and the art that surrounded it
Shock! Horror! Probe! The art and artifice of ‘Fleet Street’: A newspaper story in pictures
Arsenic and Old Wallpaper – the darker side of William Morris
Harems. Hookahs, Odalisques and Ottomans: A Passion for the Oriental in 18th & 19th Century Art
Mad, Bad & Fascinating to Know – The colourful ancestors of the Dukes of Bedford
Cave Paintings and Prehistoric Carvings: Can we really call them art?
Faces from the Grave– The Beautiful and Mysterious Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt
The History and Art of the Catacombs of Rome
Gods and Goddesses - Saints and Sinners The revival of mythological art from the 15th to the 19th Century
What exactly is Byzantine Art and how do you pronounce it?
The Emperor and the Prostitute. Justinian and Theodora, the most notorious couple in the history of Byzantium and the art they inspired.
The Art of the Magical Cave Churches of Cappadocia in Turkey
The Origins of the Icon – Painted wooden panels or Eastern Windows to Heaven?
Mary Mary Quite Contrary: Images of the Virgin Mary in art
Angels, Saints & Virgins – the Extraordinary Art of the Hispanic Andes
The Stained Glass Windows of William Morris and his Circle
The Adoration of the Magi: From Catacomb to Christmas card, who were the Wise Men of Christian art?
Mary Magdalene: A Character Assassination in Art.
The History and Art of the Nativity Crib
Snakes, Saints and Pawnbrokers - The Truth About Christmas

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This Won’t Hurt a Bit! Medicine in art throughout the ages.

For more than 5000 years artists have been attempting to depict illness and healing in their art.  From Egyptian wall paintings, medieval manuscripts, Renaissance masterpieces, and 19th and 20th century realism, the mysteries of medicine have inspired artworks around the world.  In this lecture we will look at some of the bizarre, amusing and often startlingly realistic depictions of medicine in art throughout the ages.