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Ribald Antiquity: Bodies, Statues, and the Lust for Classicism in Thomas Rowlandson’s Art

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Ribald Antiquity: Bodies, Statues, and the Lust for Classicism in Thomas Rowlandson’s Art

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
March 2nd, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue, Sat-Sun 10-5; Wed-Fri 10-8
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Northwestern University
TAGS:  
Thomas Rowlandson
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

English artist Thomas Rowlandson represented a particular strain of neoclassicism that reveled in the physical liberty (either in fact or imagination) associated with antiquity. Amelia Rauser (Ph.D., Northwestern University), associate professor of art history at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a contributor to the exhibition catalogue Thomas Rowlandson: Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England, discusses the eroticism of antique art that surfaces repeatedly in Rowlandson’s oeuvre. Support for this program is provided by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.