Ms. Wong Sau Mui Alice: Food as Spectacle in Impressionist Painting

Alice_Wong

Date: 10 December 2009
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Room 238 Main Building

Between the 1860s and the 1880s, Haussmannization transformed Paris into a “modern” city with a circulation system encompassing an extensive railroad network and wide boulevards. As part of this urban redevelopment, Les Halles, the central market initiated by Napoleon in 1811, was also expanded, eventually completed in the 1880s. This new central market, facilitated by the efficient communication network that distributed food provisions in Paris, simultaneously accelerated the speed and scale of food consumption … (Please click on the image to read more)