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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


French Revolutions in Painting

Dr Claire White will be speaking at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas on 'French Revolutions in Painting' on Saturday 20 October 2018 from 11-12 in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Site. All are welcome.

From Eugène Delacroix to Édouard Manet, French painters of the long nineteenth century captured the nation’s revolutions. After 1789, France shuttled back and forth between Republic, Empire, and Monarchy; and at moments of crisis, citizens returned to the barricades to attempt to decide the future of the nation. In this talk, Claire White explores how radical conflict was turned into art, whether in triumph or defeat.