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Octagon Room

Talk, from 11 Sep 2018


Orleans House Gallery

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Part 1: At a moment of general stirring of ideas of emancipation, women were especially open to manifestations of freedom within the arts. In turn, patrons of modern art in the early 20th century provided cultural legitimacy to the avant-garde and to modern artists working in Europe and America, and women are counted among the most visible and active in institutionalizing modern art.

Part 2: The chaise longue. The daybed. The canapé, the duchesse, or the paphose. So many diverse, complicated names and yet one distinct association: women, glamour and sex appeal. This lecture will explore the early modern origins of the chaise longue, from its portrayal alongside women in historic paintings to the erotic fantasies of French libertine literature.

Delivered by Art Historical London’s Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff. Part of a two part Art History Lecture series on women and their influence on the art world.

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Dates Times
Tue 11 Sep 2018 13:15 to 14:30
Tue 18 Sep 2018 13:15 to 14:30





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