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Art for starters 2019: 19th century – revolution, romance and nationalism

Saturday, 17 August 2019 2.00pm to Saturday, 17 August 2019 4.30pm

Venue: Centenary Auditorium
Lecturer: Lorraine Kypiotis

The French Revolution and its aftermath set in motion profound changes. Napoleon’s notion of himself as a born-again Roman Emperor triggered a passion for all things associated with the ancient empire. See how the revolutionary spirit lived on throughout the century and manifested itself in a fresh swag of new styles as divergent as neo-classicism, romanticism, realism and finally impressionism. Find out how to tell the difference between all these so-called “isms”.