Type : Conférence
Date et heure : 24 Octobre 2017 à 18h
Lieu : Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art (DFK), 45 rue des Petits-Champs, Paris
Conférence en anglais proposée par Dr. Hannah Williams, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London.
Religion has become the blindspot of eighteenth-century art history. From Watteau’s fêtes galantes, to Boucher’s rococo nudes, or David’s neoclassical political dramas, the canonical images defining our discipline’s chapters on the late ancien régime are resolutely secular. But the period itself was not. In eighteenth-century Paris, religion was everywhere and so was religious art. This paper is a response to this art-historical conundrum of why eighteenth-century religious art, so important in its time, has since been so consistently overlooked. Continuer la lecture