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Inaugural Lecture: Professor Hilary Robinson

  • 28 November 2018
  • 5pm (with refreshments from 4.30pm)
  • Lecture Theatre LDS.0.17, Loughborough Design School

About this event

"When I first saw Adélaïde Labille-Guiard’s Self-Portrait with Two Pupils, Mlle Marie Gabrielle Capet and Mlle Carreaux de Rosemond (1785), I was already familiar with its image from books and cards, but seeing the actual painting had unexpected impact. I liked it. More than that, it stuck in my mind. But why did I like it so much? I resolved to find out more about it."

This lecture traces that exploration, and asks: What did I see in that painting that prompted that reaction? What are the uses of archival art history today? How can we look at, understand, and still identify with and relate to a painting that is now over 230 years old? What are politicized, feminist, practices of art history? What can the painter of that work, from revolutionary France, teach today’s artists and teachers about radical pedagogies?

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Jess East
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