Renaissance skin


  • Prof Evelyn Welch

    King's College London

Project summary

Evelyn’s project is exploring the changing notions of human and animal skin in Europe between 1450 and 1700.

It includes: the ways in which these skins were connected, differentiated and displayed both morally and physically; concepts of colour and complexion; and the relationship between diseases which disfigure, skin care, cosmetics and clothing. The team will explore this area by examining textual, material and visual evidence.