Upcoming Lecture


Visualizing Love and its Discontents


Dr. Mary Sheriff, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Symposium: Southeastern American Society for 18th Century Studies Conference

Febuary 26-28, 2015

Harn Museum of Art, Chandler Auditorium

Thursday February 26, 2015

5:00 pm

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.


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