09. June 2020 - 17:00 till 18:30

Pleasure and Sensation in 18th century France - Online Art Lecture, Online, Tuesday, 09. June 2020

Art Lecture for Adults by the former curator of the V&A and Programme Director at Christie's Education

About this Event

You are invited to join this fascinating art talk by Andrew Spira and explore the world of pleasure in the 18th century France.

We take it for granted that we are free to enjoy whatever appeals to us. But this hasn’t always been the case. Before the 18th century, many of life’s pleasures had to be justified on account of their moral value. This illustrated talk will explain how it was not until the mid-18th century that it became acceptable to enjoy the pleasures of life for their own sake, in luxury goods and otherwise - sometimes to scandalous effect. It will focus on the golden age of French art and interiors, exploring how new sensibilities among the Parisian nobility required a new style of living, a development that gave rise to some of the most delicious and fanciful pieces of furniture and porcelain ever made.

The event is ticketed and can be booked via the ticket link.

Please note that the lecture is oriented for ***** audience.

To take part you will need to have latest version of ZOOM app installed. You can do this here www.zoom.us

Andrew Spira studied at the Courtauld Institute and Kings College, London. For several years, he worked as a curator at the V&A. Subsequently, he was Programme Director at Christie’s Education for 14 years. For over twenty years, he has been taking groups on visits to cultural sites all over Europe, Russia and Armenia. His book The Avant-Garde Icon, on the relationship between Russian icons and Russian Avant-Garde art, was published in 2008. Two books on the relationship between art and personal identity, from the Middle Ages to the present day, are to be published in July this year.

Event is listed in the UNITED KINGDOM TIME (GMT+0100) but will be available in other time zones.

Please make sure to arrive on time for YOUR time zone

We recommend that you arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time and wait in the zoom waiting room.

The link to the webinar will be sent in email 1 day before the session. Please keep an eye on your JUNK MAILING BOX as these emails arrive there at time ;)

See you soon!

Pleasure and Sensation in 18th century France - Online Art Lecture

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