The Persistence of the Classical in French Art | University of Oxford

The Persistence of the Classical in French Art

Speaker
Colin Harrison, Senior Curator of European Art, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Venue details

Headley Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£5 adult/£4 concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Although many progressive French artists in the 19th and 20th centuries turned their backs on academic teaching, several of the most prominent used the female nude for some of their most radical and experimental work. From the Romantics through the Impressionists to Picasso, this lecture will explore the ways in which artists responded to an ancient tradition.

A Degas to Picasso Exhibition Event.