Rysbrack's and Roubiliac's portraits
Monday 30 July, 6.30pm
Speaking likeness or noble gravity: Rysbrack’s and Roubiliac's portraits
Ticket £7 / £5
Marble might seem like the least life-like material to represent a living person but it has traditionally been used to suggest qualities such as nobility, dignity or command. In 18th-century Britain the concern was to 'capture' the actual appearance of a sitter and even suggest characteristic movement or thought processes. This lecture explores the results of being given a choice of approach to the way in which sitters were represented.
David Bindman is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at University College London and has held many prestigious fellowships including at Yale and Harvard.
To book Tel 01225 388569
Tickets for this talk include an exclusive out of hours admission, after the talk, to the exhibition Presence: The Art of Portrait Sculpture