Vortrag: Screen Wise, Screen Play: Jacques de Lajoue and the innocent ruses of the rococo
Dienstag, 10. April 2012, 18 Uhr 30 Uhr – Vortrag im Rahmen des Jahresthemas “Silence. Schweigen”
Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Hôtel Lully – Saal Julius Meier-Graefe
Katie Scott, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
‘Screen Wise, Screen Play: Jacques de Lajoue and the innocent ruses of the rococo’
This lecture will take as its subject a painted screen in the collections at the Petit Palais by the eighteenth-century artist and ornemaniste Jacques de Lajoue. Specifically it will make a case for this work not simply as a representation, or as mere piece of furniture, but as a ‘clever object’; an object that deploys its ingenuity to both purposeful and aesthetic effect. In the context of both the taste for screens in early eighteenth-century France and of the notion of artistic intelligence, the lecture will explore the nature and meanings of the screen’s decorative performance.
Öffentlicher Abendvortrag auf Englisch.