Art Appreciation 2022 - Celebrating enlightenment pets: Old Vertue, Trump & Raton in 18th-century English portraiture

Art Appreciation 2022 - Pomp and Ceremony

04 May 2022 - 05 August 2022 -
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This talk celebrates Pug, a dog of many parts and contested history, as she appears in four portraits spanning the first 70 years of eighteenth-century England. While pugs invariably accompany women and children in portraiture of the period, the four examples in this lecture are the exception; in three she is with men, each of whom had in some way flouted convention; the fourth is a canine portrait. This makes for a highly unusual group of works. In this talk we will use breed history to examine English portraiture of the Enlightenment. Rather than begin discussion with human subjects, the talk is arranged around images of pugs, in chronological order. This methodology offers both a snapshot of the development of the pug breed and new insights on well-known eighteenth-century themes, tropes and pictures.

Emeritus Professor Harriet Edquist AM FAHA is an academic, curator and historian with over 30 years experience in teaching and researching Australian Architecture, Art and Design. Harriet graduated with a BA and MA in Classics from Monash University and a PhD in Architectural History from RMIT University, where she started lecturing in 1988, was the Head of the School of Architecture and Design from 2001-2007, as well as the inaugural Director of the RMIT Design Archives. Harriet has curated exhibitions combining history, art, architecture and design at the NGV, State Library of Victoria, Bendigo Art Gallery, the Jewish Museum of Australia, RMIT Gallery and Heide Museum of Art. She has also published extensively on with a particular focus on the 20th century. She has pioneered studies on émigré architects in Melbourne and the Australian Arts and Crafts movement.

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