- Date & Time
- Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:00pm 2015-02-26 05:00:00 pm1969-12-31 07:00:00 pmAmerica/New_YorkHarn Eminent Scholar Lecture SeriesSamuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Visualizing Love and its Discontents
Dr. Mary Sheriff, W.R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This presentation reconsiders the representation of love in eighteenth-century French painting and the graphic arts, focusing on the emotional dangers and negative consequences brought on by sexual passion. This approach leads not only to a consideration of emotional geographies and images excluded from the canon of rococo painting, but also to a reevaluation of well-known works, such as Antoine Watteau's 1717 Pilgrimage to the Island of Cythera.
This lecture is a plenary address to the Southeastern American Society for 18th Century Studies Conference Feb. 26-28.
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