Ms. Grace Cheng: Fashioning Artistic Identity in 17th Century Paris: The Le Nain Brothers’ L’Atelier in Context

141030 seminar chengDate: 30 October 2014
Time: 5pm
Venue: Room 7.58 Run Run Shaw Tower

The brothers Le Nain have long been celebrated as among the most original and accomplished painters working in mid 17th Century Paris. But their style of painting, distinctive studio practice, and focus on scenes of everyday life put them at odds with the academic norms which were coming to dominate French painting, rendering them socially and professionally illegible. The modern reputation of the Le Nain owes more to their 19th Century rediscovery as ‘painters of genre’ than to the actuality of their aspirations and practice…(Please click on the image to read more)