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ART AND REVOLUTION/ART AND POLITICS : THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Contemporary artists all over the world are currently engaging with politics.
But there are precedents where artists reflected and defined the cultural language for some of history’s great turning points. This course looks at the art, music, and literature that evolved from several major revolutions and the responses to them.


Political inequality, near bankruptcy, and objection to the divine right of Kings were among the causes of the 1789 French Revolution. Excesses of the aristocracy that had manifested in Baroque and Rococo art were replaced by the sober Neo- classical style, then after the Revolution, by Romanticism. Artists like J.L. David were called upon to produce defining images of the Revolution (and the Terror). Music also played a key part in rousing revolutionary feelings with compositions such as La Marseillaise and the advent of ‘rescue’ operas. This session traces these and the shift in artistic languages and training, portraiture around Napoleon, the creation of martyrs in art, and the new dogma around Reason.


Speaker(s):

Dr Marie-Anne Mancio | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

6 May 2014 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£44

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