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2019 Templeton Colloquium: Art and Enlightenment

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Time: 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Location: Manetti Shrem Museum, Community Education Room

The relationship between art and the Enlightenment is polemical. Enlightenment philosophical ideals centered on precepts of reason, self, society, perfection and beauty, among others. Yet, study of painting of this period demonstrates that art was not only rational and orderly, but also wildly hubristic, overambitious, and even went as far as rejecting tenets of the Enlightenment. Professors Mark Ledbury and Amy Freund, respectively, add to our understanding of art and the Enlightenment in “Painting, Ambition, and Enlightenment” and “Men, Dogs, and Guns: Painting Against the Enlightenment,” offering insights into aesthetics of the genres of history painting and hunting art.

This event is sponsored by Art History Program

For more information please contact: https://arts.ucdavis.edu/lecture/2019-templeton-colloquium or John Lopez, jlop@ucdavis.edu


February 22
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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