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Friday Talk: Truth and Representation

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

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Enquiries: lwag@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 3707

Join Jane Southwood, UWA Honorary Research Fellow, as she discusses a series of exquisite sixteenth century French paintings and sculptures by individual named and unnamed artists from the Ecole de Fontainebleau, portraying the mistresses – or ‘favourites’ – of reigning French monarchs.

The portrayals draw on mythological, literary and iconological sources to place these women in a context befitting their beauty, status and importance within the life of the monarch and within French society. The portrayals often also contain in their margins an additional narrative, revealing the life of the woman in the portrait.

UWA Campus Partner: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

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