HESCAH Lecture

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 18:00

Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Lecture
A Paradoxical Queen: Royal Spaces for Marie de’ Medici in Baroque France

Reception to follow 
Nicola Courtright, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and Chair of Architectural Studies, Amherst College
Around 1600, French royal residences displayed imagery that surprisingly suggested an authoritative political place for the spouse of King Henri IV. The château of Fontainebleau especially contained artful vocabulary that wittily, yet seriously, illuminated the paradoxical position that a queen occupied in Baroque France.