Grad Art


Daniel Savoy Lecture: Food for the Soul

Holly Fellow Daniel Savoy presents “Food for the Soul: Michelangelo, the Laurentian Library, and the Body’s Spiritual Nourishment.”

In his celebrated book, The Architecture of Michelangelo (1961), the late James Ackerman (1919–2016) interpreted the Library of S. Lorenzo in Florence as a cohesive, living body, engaged in physiological dialogue with the visitor. This talk extends that reading through an examination of contemporaneous medical, natural philosophical, and exegetical literature, which suggests that the building is Michelangelo’s take on the monastic library’s traditional function as a Christological body of nutrimentum spiritus (food for the soul).

Tuesday, April 3 5:30pm

Manton Auditorium