Join Patricia Mainardi for a discussion about ''How Lithography Transformed the Visual Universe of Nineteenth-Century France''.

Lithography was invented around 1800 as a commercial technology, but artists soon adopted it. They favored its immediacy over more traditional engraving, and it soon became the preferred medium for caricature, landscape and scenes of modern life, producing many of the nineteenth-century’s most memorable images. In “Drawing’s Stepchild,” Patricia Mainardi surveys the development of this medium from the simple line drawings of the early decades to the colorful posters of fin-de-siècle France.

Patricia Mainardi is a specialist in the art of the nineteenth century. Her book Another World: Nineteenth-Century European Print Culture was recently published by Yale University Press (more about the book here). Previous books include Art and Politics of the Second Empire; The End of the Salon; and Husbands, Wives, and Lovers, as well as numerous articles and museum catalogues. She is professor emeritus at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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Maison Française of NYU 16 Washington Mews (at University Place) New York, NY 10003

Drawing’s Stepchild with Patricia Mainardi

When
MARCH 21, 2017 | 7pm
Where
Maison Française of NYU
16 Washington Mews (at University Place)
New York, NY 10003

Join Patricia Mainardi for a discussion about ''How Lithography Transformed the Visual Universe of Nineteenth-Century France''.

Lithography was invented around 1800 as a commercial technology, but artists soon adopted it. They favored its immediacy over more traditional engraving, and it soon became the preferred medium for caricature, landscape and scenes of modern life, producing many of the nineteenth-century’s most memorable images. In “Drawing’s Stepchild,” Patricia Mainardi surveys the development of this medium from the simple line drawings of the early decades to the colorful posters of fin-de-siècle France.

Patricia Mainardi is a specialist in the art of the nineteenth century. Her book Another World: Nineteenth-Century European Print Culture was recently published by Yale University Press (more about the book here). Previous books include Art and Politics of the Second Empire; The End of the Salon; and Husbands, Wives, and Lovers, as well as numerous articles and museum catalogues. She is professor emeritus at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

 

The event is in English | Books available for sale.

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