2012 Duldig Lecture

Modelling liberty – Clay sculptures in the prisons of the French Revolution

Sophie Matthieson

This lecture is associated with the 2012 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Napoleon: Revolution to Empire. Sophie Matthiesson, curator and art historian of the French Revolution presents a little-known body of aesthetic artefacts from the French Revolution and examines it, for the first time, in terms of its wider significance. This lecture focuses on a group of highly accomplished clay sculptures modelled by artists imprisoned during the Terror and asks three questions: Who made them? How were they made? Why were they made?

Speaker Sophie Matthiesson, Curator, International Art, NGV

Date: 3pm, Saturday 2nd June 2012

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International

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