LONDON ART WEEK
Women Painters in France: From the Twilight of the Ancien Régime to the July Revolution
Filmed Event, Talk
Description from London Art Week:
In May 2021, the exhibition Peintres Femmes, 1780-1830: naissance d'un combat opened at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris. Emanuela Tarizzo will be in conversation with the exhibition's curator, Martine Lacas, and fellow authors of the catalogue, Melissa Hyde and Séverine Sofio, about the achievements of the women who chose a career as painters between the twilight of the Ancien Régime and the dawn of modern France. We will look closely at their works and explore the unprecedented shift in the status of female painters, both within Academic settings and society at large, that took place in this period. Taking the exhibition as our starting point, we will look at how our speakers have contributed to renewing perspectives on the female painters of this era, questioning some of the reasons their work has often been overlooked.
Introduction by Luce Garrigues, Director of London Art Week Digital.
Moderated by Emanuela Tarizzo, Gallery Director of Tomasso and Vice-Chair of London Art Week.
Martine Lacas, Writer, Researcher and Curator of 'Peintres Femmes, 1780-1830: naissance d'un combat'.
Melissa Hyde, Professor of Art History and Distinguished Teaching Scholar at the University of Florida.
Séverine Sofio, Sociologist at CNRS and a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre.
This talk was recorded on Tuesday 13 July for London Art Week Summer 2021.
Peintres Femmes, 1780 -1830. La naissance d'un combat, took place at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris from 19th May to 25th July 2021.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & CREDITS
London Art Week
Cover image credit: London Art Week