LETTER OF SEMINAR 89

 

ARTS & SOCIETIES

With the support of the Foundation of France and Olivier Berggruen
Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

HARTUNG BERGMAN FOUNDATION SEMINAR

TALKATIVE OBJECTS
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Guillaume Faroult
History of Knickknacks: Talkative Objects at the Fringes of Eighteenth-Century Still Lifes.

 


Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
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Guillaume Faroult carefully observes the “talkative objects” that appeared at the fringes of eighteenth-century still lifes. At the moment when this quite old genre was receiving its designation in French as nature morte, and despite the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture’s directives, which favored a “good” model for still lifes consisting of “flowers and fruits” even as the era was producing a host of material objects, knickknacks and various ribbons were, in connection with novels and fashionable tales, beginning to upset the game.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac


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