Brooke Holmes and Jennifer Homans discuss the theory and imagination of the four humors and the fluid body in Galen and his predecessors in antiquity, before turning to modern ideas of the humors in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (1946) and contemporary artist Martha Friedman’s dynamic sculpture “Pore” (2015), made in collaboration with the dancer and choreographer Silas Riener.
This virtual event is given in connection with ISAW’s exhibition THE EMPIRE’S PHYSICIAN: Prosperity, Plague, and Healing in Ancient Rome on view now.
A Zoom link will be provided upon registration. Closed captioning (CART) will be provided. If further accommodations are required, please email Courtney Sams at email@example.com.