Enfilade

In the September 2011 Issue of ‘The Art Bulletin’

Posted in journal articles by Editor on August 24, 2011

The eighteenth century in the latest issue of The Art Bulletin:

Jean-Louis Laneuville, "The Citoyenne Tallien in the Prison of La Force, Holding Her Hair Which Has Just Been Cut," exhibited at the Salon of 1765.

Amy Freund, “The Citoyenne Tallien: Women, Politics, and Portraiture during the French Revolution,” The Art Bulletin 93 (September 2011): 325-44.

Portraiture dominated visual culture in France after 1789 because it addressed the central challenge of the Revolution: how to turn subjects into citizens. Women, however, were rarely included in Revolutionary definitions of citizenship. Jean-Louis Laneuville’s 1796 portrait of Thérésia Cabarrus, better known as Mme Tallien, negotiates female subjectivity and political participation in radically new ways, inserting its sitter into debates about the place of women in the new republic. The ambitions and failures of Cabarrus’s likeness speak to the ambitions and failures of French portraiture after 1789.

Fellowships at the Met

Posted in fellowships by Editor on August 24, 2011

From the Met:

The Metropolitan Museum’s Art History Fellowships
New York, 2012-2013

Applications due by 4 November 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers annual resident fellowships in art history to qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level as well as to postdoctoral researchers. Projects should relate to the Museum’s collections. The fields of research for art history candidates include Asian art, arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, antiquities, arms and armor, costumes, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, textiles, and Western art. Some art history fellowships for travel abroad are also available for students whose projects involve firsthand examination of paintings in major European collections.

The application deadline for art history fellowships awarded for the 2012–2013 year is November 4, 2011. Learn more about applying for an art history fellowship at the Met.