Topic: THE ROYAL ACADEMY: Private Tour of Zoffany, Society Observed
25 April 2012
About the talk:
The Royal Academy kindly opened its doors out-of-hours and curator Martin Postle gave an exclusive, private tour of the exhibit. The morning began with a delicious continental breakfast and finished in time to get to the office. This exciting exhibit was co-organised by the Royal Academy and the Yale Center for British Art. It was a major exploration and re-evaluation of the life and brilliant career of the enigmatic artist Johan Zoffany. Born in 1733, Zoffany created a series of virtuoso protraits and subject paintings which provide an invaluable and often unique appraisal of key British institutions and edifices: the Court, the theatre, the bourgeois family, the Empire. Of all the major artists at work in the 18th century, none explored more inventively the interstices of Georgian society and the complexity of British rule than Zoffany.
About the speaker:
Martin Postle is Assistant Director for Academic Activities at the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art and the curator of the exhibit.
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