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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Between City and Country

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


$10 – $12


Industrialization and Images of Nature in Nineteenth-Century France

with Dr. Diana Seave Greenwald, Assistant Curator of the Collection, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Works like the Museum’s A Quiet Corner (1882) by Charles Davis are representative of a much-studied phenomenon in 19th-century art in France and the U.S.: the depiction of rural French life. Drawing on novel data-driven methods from her new book Painting by Numbers: Data-Driven Histories, Greenwald examines the relationship between industrialization and images of nature and the peasantry in art.

This program takes place virtually via GoTo Webinar. You will receive a confirmation email of your registration. The link to the virtual program will be sent via email closer to the event date.

Image: Charles Davis, “A Quiet Corner,” 1882. Oil on canvas, Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.

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