Adelaide Labille-Guiard (1749-1803), a remarkable portraitist, was among the small number of women ever granted membership in the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. Her work was sought out by such diverse figures as the aunts of Louis XVI and the future American president Thomas Jefferson. She remained in France during the Revolution and participated in the reinvention of the country, its art, and its women. Tracing the fascinating story of her rise and fall in the context of her tumultuous times, Laura Auricchio fills major gaps in the scholarship on art in the age of the French Revolution, on women artists, and particularly on the intriguing figure of Labille-Guiard herself.
Laura Auricchio, Assistant Professor of Art History at Parsons The New School for Design, discusses her new book:
Monday, October 12th from 12-2 PM
80 5th Ave, Room 802
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Presented by the New School Gender Studies Program, History at Eugene Lang College, the Committee on Historical Studies at New School for Social Research, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation