27th Annual Hilla Rebay Lecture: Episodes from the Visual Culture of Electric Paris

Hollis Clayson's analysis of the visual culture of Paris takes root in the often overlooked fact that lighting (éclairage) was a key attribute of the City of Light in the 19th century.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, United States.
From Tuesday 27 January 2015 to Tuesday 27 January 2015

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Published by Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, NY on Monday 27 October 2014.
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Clayson, Professor of Art History and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University, maintains that the forms of artificial illumination, their visual properties, and the era’s debates about them provided circumstances that stimulated aesthetically innovative art. The lecture analyzes the work of John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, and Mary Cassatt, and several of the era’s leading caricaturists.

This event is free. No advance ticket registration required. A reception follows.

The Annual Hilla Rebay Lecture brings distinguished scholars to the Guggenheim Museum to examine significant issues in the theory, criticism, and history of art. Made possible by The Hilla von Rebay Foundation.