Lowell Lecture

Gallery Talk: Constructing the Body in French and German Modernism

Date & Time

Dec. 9, 2015 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Samuel Ewing, Graduate Student Lecturer

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts Humanities

In the early twentieth century, French and German artists began painting and sculpting figures that veered away from conventionally realistic portrayals. The fragments found in French Cubism and the wild brushwork of German Expressionism demonstrated new ways of constructing and viewing the body. What did it mean to picture these peculiar bodies? This talk led by graduate student lecturer, Samuel Ewing, will examine the historical and cultural forces that gave shape to the body in French and German modernism. To attend the gallery talk, meet in the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center.