Representations of rural life and its terrain by Barbizon painters often celebrate France as an integral nation, its urban sophistication buttressed by the abiding continuities of the countryside. But one need not search far for motifs showing just how precarious and desperate rural life could be.
This lecture can be attended as a stand-alone event or in conjunction with the Saturday symposium programming. See SLAM website for details.
$10 /$5 for Members and students
This keynote lecture is presented in partnership with the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University, St. Louis.