May 31, 2017
Join literary historian Elisabeth Décultot for the talk “Does neoclassicism exist? History of an aesthetic concept”
This lecture explores the history of notions of classicism and neoclassicism according to several national traditions (French, English, German, Italian) and addresses the difficulty of constructing a unified classical theory of art, from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th.
Décultot is Humboldt-Professur für neuzeitliche Schriftkultur und europäischen Wissenstransfer at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
Free, but space is very limited. Advance registration is required.
Presented by the Smart Museum of Art in collaboration with the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
This event is part of a series of gallery talks and lectures related to the special exhibition Classicisms. The series features Salvatore Settis (March 30), Jas' Elsner (April 6), Elisabeth Décultot (May 31), and Larry Norman (June 1).