Art historian Professor Mark Ledbury will explore history painting in 18th-century France using Jacques-Louis David's academy competition painting Apollo and Diana Attacking the Children of Niobe as a point of departure. Ledbury will discuss the difference in how artists approached prescribed versus freely chosen subjects. How did they make their choices? What did they read? What role did lived experience, critics, advisers, peers, and friendship circles play in choices of narrative and in the treatment of those chosen? Such questions can help us explore and understand some of the most striking and bizarre history paintings of 18th-century France with fresh insight.
Mark Ledbury is Power Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Sydney, and Director of the Power Institute.
FREE; registration is required.
Dates & Times
- Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 2020-11-05 19:00:00 2020-11-05 22:00:00 America/Chicago Virtual Rosenberg Lecture: What's the story?: Imagination, Emulation, and Risk in History Painting //artandseek.org/calendar/event/105110/virtual-rosenberg-lecture-whats-the-story-imagination-emulation-and-risk-in-history-painting Virtual Event - Dallas County, Dallas, TX, 75201