Portraiture and Risk
Inaugural lecture by Professor Melissa Percival
Portraiture tends to be regarded as a conservative genre, its purposes being to reinforce the status quo, consolidate power and mitigate absence or death. Conversely this lecture considers ways in which portraits can disrupt social and aesthetic norms even within pre-modern systems of patronage. Risk-taking by sitters and artists is explored through a range of portraits, primarily from eighteenth-century France. At this time of Enlightenment the emergence of capitalist society coincided with new philosophical ideas on human agency.
|A Department of Modern Languages lecture|
|Date||4 October 2018|
|Time||17:30 to 18:30|
|Place||Streatham Court Old C |
This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception from 6.30 – 8.00pm in Streatham Court.
|Provider||Department of Modern Languages|
|Registration information||All are welcome to attend. To book a space, please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01392 7263|
Streatham Court Old C