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The Arts Society Halifax

Romance, Realism & Revolution

Tue 10 Apr, 1:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £8 , approx running time: 90mins (no interval)

Romance, Realism & Revolution, 1700-1800. 

Fenella Billington.                                                                                                  

France under Louis XV in the 18th century saw the age of Rococo. The works of Watteau, Boucher and Fragonard are compared to the more sombre paintings of Chardin and Oudry. In England, the contrasting art of Gainsborough, Stubbs and Hogarth is considered briefly. The French Revolution, followed by the rise of Napoleon once more changed styles in fashionable art. This lecture considers the many rich threads of art being woven in France and in England in the 18th century, a time that witnessed a radical change from one social system to another.

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